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- subscripts on Internet Explorer
March 7, 2005, 2:25 pm
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Does anyone know why the unicode character sets for subsripts five
through 8 would not show up on IE? I have tried viewing this page
on PC IE 6.0 and Mac IE 5.2 and the subscript for 8 never appears (the
code is ₈) but on Mozilla on both platforms, everything looks
Is there another code I should use or tag I should include on my page?
Thanks, - Dave
Re: subscripts on Internet Explorer
> Does anyone know why the unicode character sets for subsripts five
> through 8 would not show up on IE?
IE is notorius for its unwillingness to play properly with characters.
> on PC IE 6.0 and Mac IE 5.2 and the subscript for 8 never appears
> (the code is ₈) but on Mozilla on both platforms, everything
> looks good.
Right. Roughly speaking, IE shows the character only if the _current
font_ contains a glyph for it. Most fonts on IE don't contain the
subscript eight character, see
so IE fails, unless you have set it to use a font line Arial Unicode MS
> Is there another code I should use or tag I should include on my
This causes some problems of its own, especially thanks to browser
differences in rendering and uneven line spacing, but they can usually
be dealt with in CSS tolerably, see
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela /
Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html