User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) When entering a font that represents a Greek letter, the font tag does not render the symbol correctly. Example: <font face="Symbol">a</font> does not render correctly Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://sequoiasci.com/Articles/ArticlePage.aspx?pageId=118 2. Look at dP = e-cxP0/Ab(q)dAdxdW Actual Results: The symbol face for the font tag is not rendered correctly. Expected Results: Proper rendering of the symbol This is also happening with the Webdings font face.
This is not an issue with Firefox 2
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 429017
(I suppose using the actual characters like dP = e<sup>–cx</sup>P<sub>0</sub>/Aβ(θ)dAdxdΩ rather than relying on the quirky font would make this work also on platforms that don't ship "Symbol".)
Enrique, never use the "Symbol" font. Read this: http://www.alanwood.net/demos/symbol.html http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html Just use HTML entities like β θ Ω ... This works well in all Browsers on all platforms. > This is not an issue with Firefox 2 This is an issue with Opera and Safari on Windows and with all Mac and Linux browsers.
This would be easy, but we use a tool that does Ajax editing and wraps Symbols in a Font tag. Our end user depends on this tool and we cannot make a change to it since it is third party. We will submit a request from this tool vendor to be more XHTML compliant, but the fact remains that a tool that was once there is no longer available in the update, and there are many users who depend on this tag to work on Mathematical equations.
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