Hoi, The notion that our editors should decide if a font is well enough supported is a bit off. It is saying "you cannot properly write your language because ...".
I do appreciate that TECHNICALLY you are right. However what is needed is people adding the "new" glyphs to the font. This is no rocket science.. we can do this. Thanks, GerardM 2009/9/25 Aryeh Gregor <simetrical+wikil...@gmail.com<simetrical%2bwikil...@gmail.com> > > On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Steve Bennett <stevag...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > I'm using Chrome 18.104.22.168, and have long found that some characters > > in Wikipedia render as boxes. One example: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P_with_stroke renders as "<box> > > (minuscule: <box>)..." > > As the article says, the characters were only added to Unicode in 2005 > and 2006. It's to be expected that even good Unicode fonts might not > yet support them. The article even notes that few fonts support the > characters. > > > Now, I looked at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Special_characters > > and the advice is not very useful or specific: it says that "Special > > symbols should display properly without further configuration with ... > > Safari and most other recent browsers." I tried installing Gnu Unifont > > and setting it as the default browser font, but that seems to be > > overridden by MediaWiki anyway? > > No, GNU Unifont probably just doesn't have those characters. The > default fonts on Ubuntu seem to have the majuscule but not the > minuscule (or at least that's how Chrome and Firefox both render the > page). > > > So anyway, I'm asking two questions: > > 1) What can I do to get more special characters to render correctly in > Chrome? > > Get better fonts. Realistically, you should do this by waiting a few > years until your preinstalled fonts hopefully support the character. > > > 2) Could/would anyone improve [[Help:Special characters]] to make it > > clearer, more specific and correct? > > It needs to note that there's no font out there that really supports > *all* of Unicode, especially since Unicode keeps changing. Wikipedia > editors need to decide on a case-by-case basis whether a Unicode > character is supported widely enough to justify using it in an > article's text, or whether an image should be used instead. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikitech-l mailing list > Wikitechfirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l > _______________________________________________ Wikitech-l mailing list Wikitechemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l