A website visitor recently wrote
to report that units of mm were appearing on the
skin depth page when it should be um.
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
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster