March 18th, 2008


userinfo senji
2008/03/18 16:57:00 - Write Once, Test Everywhere.
This is very strange. I used an innocent pair of Unicode characters on CURSWiki earlier causing a certain amount of confusion. Further experimentation reveals that these characters are displayed entirely incorrectly in some fonts (currently all the examples we have are Windows fonts).

See ToothyWiki:Senji/UnicodeTestPage for more details.
Current Mood: [mood icon] confused
Entry Tags: curswiki, fonts, incompatability, os, random, toothywiki, unicode

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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2008/03/18 17:16:57
Hm. Firefox, XP SP2, default=Times New Roman, all fine. And fine whatever the font.
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userinfo toothycat
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2008/03/18 18:20:09
Deep magic! Looks like browser and regional settings also play a part.
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2008/03/18 19:36:15 - Wolfsbane
*checks* Yes, in IE everything else works, but the circles look worse, there isn't a gap after "0" (should there be?), and the R symbol displays as a "failed" box.
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2008/03/18 19:40:25 - Turkish Delight
Oh, and you might want to specify what the rupee symbol should be. Apparently some people see something like "Rs"[1] and some "Rp" and both are legitimate abbreviations for rupee.

[1] I don't know if I see a font or a hack that builds the symbol out of an "R" and an "s". I see "Rs" fwiw.
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userinfo mooism
2008/03/18 21:54:46
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Firefox 2.0.0.12
Default font = Times

Ringed digits 1-9 appear as unringed ! ” # $ % & ’ ( )

Everything else, including ringed 0, displays fine (with the rupee sign appearing as Rs).
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userinfo thewhiteowl
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2008/03/19 01:14:23
I see Rs and abcde in brackets, not circles. Firefox, default font times new roman.
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