Bug 14637 - Text using Symbol font is displayed incorrectly
Summary: Text using Symbol font is displayed incorrectly
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Text (show other bugs)
Version: 523.x (Safari 3)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://www.mccme.ru/mmmf-lectures/boo...
Keywords: InRadar
Depends on: 22339
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Reported: 2007-07-17 06:10 PDT by Alexey Proskuryakov
Modified: 2017-10-26 17:12 PDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alexey Proskuryakov 2007-07-17 06:10:20 PDT
From https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=233474

The text at bug URL uses a Windows-only trick to display mathematical symbols:

<i>A</i> <font face="symbol">Ì</font> <i>B</i>

Where Ì is an 8-bit code for "SUBSET OF" in this font.

I'm not sure if this problem deserves being fixed, but it is clearly a problem.
Comment 1 mitz 2008-12-31 09:47:18 PST
Comment 2 Jungshik Shin 2012-02-07 10:56:09 PST
A lot of MS-Word-exported html files have this problem as well:

They have :

<font face="webdings">abc 123</font> : to get some dingbats   
<font face="Symbol">S</font>  :  to get Greek Capital Sigma
Comment 3 Myles C. Maxfield 2017-10-26 17:10:59 PDT
“Symbol” does not support the codepoints associated with the latin alphabet.
Comment 4 Myles C. Maxfield 2017-10-26 17:12:22 PDT
The Mozilla bug is WONTFIX, and I agree with that assessment.