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I cannot get the symbol font to display at all, whether the style is defined specifically in a tag, referenced as a class within the document, or referenced as a class in an external style sheet. It's important to me as a chemist to be able to display Greek letters and other such characters.
This bug is considered invalid.. Dup. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 33127 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Michael: If you want a greek letter, just type the greek directly into your document (if you use UTF8) or use HTML entities, as in: α β γ ...and so on. If you say "A" then we will render an "A", whatever font you pick... it just happens that the Symbol font doesn't _have_ an "A" character.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Wow, I can't even get a word in. :-) Our behavior is required by a number of specs (most importantly, HTML 4.0) and is very important for internationalization. According to CSS2, each character should be displayed using the first available font in the font-family list that has that character. For example, if you want your Greek characters to be displayed in Symbol rather than some other font with greek characters, you could say (assuming Times New Roman has no Greek characters, which, depending on your version, may be an incorrect assumption): <p style="font-family: Times New Roman, Symbol, serif;">The hydrostatic equation is dp/dz = -gρ.</p>
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