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Its a bit pathetic that HTTP has provision for this, browsers can do it, CMS's can do it, it would be nice for users, and we cannot use it because of search engines.
and never the English flag.
What flag do you use for Cantonese, or Tamil, or Hindi,
The catch is that ordinary humans are more likely to recognize a flag than a two-letter abbreviation.
[edited by: graeme_p at 2:02 pm (utc) on Aug 31, 2011]
joined:Mar 22, 2011
The two characters are usually those defined in ISO 639 and are understood worldwide.
Hindi is the same as Urdu, but the Pakistanis are not too keen on calling it Hindi.
spelling may be wrong, and you may not have a font that can display that installed, but you get the idea
If the Last Resort font is showing an empty box, I think that means you have an old version of it somehow
This page contains the latest release of the GNU Unifont, with glyphs for every printable code point in the Unicode 5.1 Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).
Yes, I know, but historically it's the same immediate branch of the family.
it is ugly.
I have a weird problem with Chromium which uses Unifont instead of the perfectly nice Sinhala font I have installed - Firefox and Epiphany use the better one.
MSIE8 for Linux
What was this thread about again?
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR et cetera et cetera
looking in IE Font settings, I cannot choose freely among all the fonts I have installed on the computer. For example, if I choose Japanese, it shows a list of 4-5 fonts to choose from. I guess it believes that those are the only fonts with those characters. And so I cant choose DejaVu Sans under UCAS; in fact I cant choose any font for UCAS in IE, cause the list is empty! (useless piece of junk). Now why would they make it so restrictive rather than just lets us choose whichever font we want from all available? Is that too much of a responsibility for us to handle?
I am very curious as to what lead you into such expertise on languages, alphabets and encodings. I am used to all kinds of knowledge showing up on this forum but this is unexpected (and impressive, of course).
Nicely spotted about the lack of a declared encoding here.
It all works OK for me because my browser's default encoding is set to UTF-8. I am not entirely sure if I am seeing what I am supposed to either side of the "inuksuuk". It looks like rectangle made of a solid grid of dots to me.