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Greek Symbol Characters - RF Cafe Forums

Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

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 Post subject: Greek Symbol Characters
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:48 pm 
 
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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
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Location: Erie, PA
Greetings:

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 browsers.

Oh well, 5-6 hours sleep per night was too much anyway ;-)

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