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posinot
10-28-2004, 09:27 AM
I'm thinking of using special characters for list bullets, along with a list of fixed-width fonts in the style sheet. Would "Courier New" be the best first choice for font-family?

posinot
10-28-2004, 09:51 AM
Should I also specify a particular charater set?

gsnedders
10-28-2004, 02:12 PM
Should I also specify a particular charater set?

Yes. As for the font-family it's up to you, personally I'd go for Monaco, Courier, Courier New, Monospace.

posinot
10-28-2004, 02:13 PM
<KBD>This text renders in a fixed-width font.</KBD>

There it is.

posinot
10-28-2004, 02:33 PM
Which character set is a good choice for this?

posinot
10-28-2004, 04:02 PM
Maybe iso-8859-15 is the one for SGML character entities.

posinot
10-28-2004, 04:48 PM
Help me get this straight: Is it the charset, or the font-family which determines what named entities will show up in a browser?

gsnedders
10-28-2004, 07:07 PM
Help me get this straight: Is it the charset, or the font-family which determines what named entities will show up in a browser?

Charset.

posinot
10-29-2004, 02:19 AM
No, it looks like font-family completely overrides charset, because special characters will not show up with certain fonts specified.

gsnedders
10-29-2004, 02:56 PM
No, it looks like font-family completely overrides charset, because special characters will not show up with certain fonts specified.

Charsets may mean you have to put something like &copy; although the fonts may not have that symbol, in which case it will not be displayed.

posinot
10-30-2004, 05:59 AM
What do charsets really mean if fonts are allowed to take over? Nothing.

gsnedders
10-30-2004, 01:00 PM
What do charsets really mean if fonts are allowed to take over? Nothing.

Charsets have meaning.


Eg.

iso-8859-1

To put you would need to put &copy;

utf-8

To put *you could just put .

posinot
10-30-2004, 01:46 PM
Ok, good; now, how can we be sure the correct symbol will be rendered?

gsnedders
10-30-2004, 02:14 PM
Some fonts might not have the *symbol, so choose ones that have the symbols you need, Arial is a good choice, but some computers don't have it...

posinot
10-30-2004, 02:26 PM
Right; thanks for the suggestion.



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