A website visitor recently wrote to
report that units of mm were appearing on the skin depth
page when it should be um.
Great, just what I
needed, something else to take up what little time I have.
That prompted me do some research. It turns ou
that he was using Forefox 3.0x, and that Mozilla changed
its method of displaying (or not displaying) glyph type
characters, of which Symbol is one. That has caused a huge
rift in the online world because of how prevalent Symbol
fonts are on major math and science websites. Mozilla
makes no apologies.
I found work-arounds that
involved users editing configuration files for Firefox,
and other types of voodoo machinations, but I certainly
will not require that of my visitors in order to properly
render a page. Therefore, as part of my overall web page
modernization effort, I will replace all the existing
Symbol font characters with something compatible with all
Oh well, 5-6 hours sleep per night was
too much anyway
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster