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||| that’s all (´(´), ’(’), and as arial -- that’s all (´(´), ’(’) ) || ¥ z Q|
Any changes that you make to the fonts, apply only to your own system, the main purpose here is so that you can see pages the same in Firefox as seen in Internet Explorer. I did include a barcode font described on my Mail Merge page (Excel & MS Word) just to show that any fonts you added to your Windows system can also be made available in Firefox.
Writing your own HTML then you should be using HTML escapes or Unicode characters, though you may not find a substitute for everything even in Unicode. For more information on symbols used in HTML see my Symbols page.
This customization, if wanted, usually has to be redone after each upgrade to Firefox. [Windows fonts]
To Make Webdings and Wingdings available ♦ make the following changes:
#-- Free 3 of 9 barcode available from Matthew Welch http://www.squaregear.net/fonts/
#-- fixing by hand -- Enabling Symbol font for Mozilla on Windows
#-- file:///c:/program files/Mozilla Firefox/res/fonts/fontEncoding.properties
# Symbol font
#encoding.symbol.ttf = Adobe-Symbol-Encoding
encoding.free3of9.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.symbol.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings2.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings3.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.webdings.ttf = windows-1252
#For the changes above, use an editor (HTML-Kit) that will not make it CRLF, must be LF -- Do Not Use NOTEPAD.Once completed you should be able to see: symbol(D delta), webdings(‡ skier‡), wingdings(( black phone, ♦ star, ¥ target, z point of interest, Q airplane), wingdings 2(' white phone, R check mark in a box, ù 3 stars), and wingdings 3(_ arrow) in Mozilla just like you; would see in Internet Explorer. If those are correct you should be able to see this Font Table on your PC system exactly as it appears in IE on your PC system.
#-- for Mozilla file is file:///c:/program files/Mozilla/res/fonts/fontEncoding.properties
#-- for Firefox portable file is #-- file:///F:/FirefoxPortable/App/firefox/res/fonts/fontEncoding.properties
‡ In the example above the double dagger(‡) symbol ‡ or ‡ has been substituted for Windows ‡ and still shows a skier in a successfully implemented webdings font.
Windows characters 130-159 (x'80'-x'8F') are considered invalid by W3C standards, though widely recognized and in use from the 1980's and now registered as the windows-1252 code page (Win-Latin1) at IANA [ref, ref.] and are described in The ISO 8859 Alphabet Soup document.
Short test for superscript/subscript, okay in firefox where x<sup>n<sub>i</sub></sup> renders correctly as xni, but IE6 displays as xni as if it was x<sup>n</sup><sub>i</sub> [Ref]
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