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Thomas Greene
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I have some characters in my HTML that need some fonts to be present on the user's machine, so that they display appropriately in the user's browser.
Is it possible to check in JSP (or javascipt) whether the fonts exist on the machine or not and if they are not present to give an option to install the fonts. If the user clicks yes then start the font installation.
Paul Sturrock
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This is the sort of thing the client's browser should take care of. If you have properly encoded your page, and the browser needs to install a new character set to render it it should just do exactly what you want.

Its worth reading this.


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Thomas Greene
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:
This is the sort of thing the client's browser should take care of. If you have properly encoded your page, and the browser needs to install a new character set to render it it should just do exactly what you want.

Its worth reading this.

Thanks a lot for replying.

Say I have an HTML page in the form of
(Please put an & before every # sign. I have removed it so that its not converted to a corresponding character)


(#58670; needs to be converted to &(no space here)#58670; )
Now this is not getting displayed in my IE6 even though I have given the encoding. The browser is neither asking to install relevant fonts not is it displaying these values.
Thomas Greene
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My problem is with character references. There are several character references in my HTML, either in hex code or decimal code which I need to display in the browser. But many of them dispaly as junk characters both in IE6 and Firefox2
Thomas Greene
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Anyone please
 
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