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Show right arrow character in Mozilla and Opera?

I am trying to take some very MS-specific HMTL and make it work in
Mozilla and Opera. I see that there is a character that shows as a
right arrow in IE that shows as an R in a circle in Moz and Opera.

Here's excerpt that generates the right arrow in IE.

<span
style='font-size:small;font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-font-family:"Verdana";
mso-hansi-font-family:"Verdana";mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:
Symbol'><span style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:Symbol'></span></span>
Anyone know how to get that character in Moz? Is there some way to
specify a Unicode character number perhaps?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Els
Randall Parker wrote:
I am trying to take some very MS-specific HMTL
Why?
and make it
work in Mozilla and Opera. I see that there is a character
that shows as a right arrow in IE that shows as an R in a
circle in Moz and Opera.

Here's excerpt that generates the right arrow in IE.

<span
style='font-size:small;font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-fon
t-family:"Verdana";
mso-hansi-font-family:"Verdana";mso-char-type:symbol;ms
o-symbol-font-family: Symbol'><span
style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:Symb
ol'></span></span>
Shows the R in a circle in my Win IE6.0.
Anyone know how to get that character in Moz? Is there some
way to specify a Unicode character number perhaps?


What arrow? What does it look like?

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Jul 20 '05 #2
In article <d7**************************@posting.google.com >,
te**********@futurepundit.com (Randall Parker) wrote:
I am trying to take some very MS-specific HMTL
Always a bad idea when making documents for the Web.
and make it work in
Mozilla and Opera. I see that there is a character that shows as a
right arrow in IE that shows as an R in a circle in Moz and Opera.

Here's excerpt that generates the right arrow in IE.

<span
style='font-size:small;font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-font-family:"Verdana"
;
mso-hansi-font-family:"Verdana";mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-fami
ly:
Symbol'><span
style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:Symbol'></span></span
>

Making it pretend like an arrow does not make it an arrow.
Anyone know how to get that character in Moz? Is there some way to
specify a Unicode character number perhaps?


&rarr; or →
&rArr; or ⇒

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Kris
<kr*******@xs4all.netherlands> (nl)
Jul 20 '05 #3
In our last episode,
<d7**************************@posting.google.com >,
the lovely and talented Randall Parker
broadcast on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
I am trying to take some very MS-specific HMTL and make it work in
Mozilla and Opera. I see that there is a character that shows as a
right arrow in IE that shows as an R in a circle in Moz and Opera. Here's excerpt that generates the right arrow in IE. <span
style='font-size:small;font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-font-family:"Verdana";
mso-hansi-font-family:"Verdana";mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:
Symbol'><span style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:Symbol'></span></span>
Anyone know how to get that character in Moz? Is there some way to
specify a Unicode character number perhaps?


Try &rarr;

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If it wasn't for muscle spasms, I wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Jul 20 '05 #4
"Randall Parker" <te**********@futurepundit.com> wrote in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
I am trying to take some very MS-specific HMTL and make it work in
Mozilla and Opera. I see that there is a character that shows as a
right arrow in IE that shows as an R in a circle in Moz and Opera.
It's character #174, which is the R-in-a-circle sign. As usual, MSIE
hacks and coughs its way through the standards. Character 174 in the
Microsoft Windows Symbol font is indeed a single-barred right-
pointing arrow, but that is COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT to HTML.

That said, most browsers (including, I think, MSIE) will give you
the desired character if you replace
<span style='font-size:small;font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-font-family:"Verdana";
mso-hansi-font-family:"Verdana";mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:
Symbol'><span style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:Symbol'></span></span>


with



(The semicolon is required.) Get rid of all that symbol-font-span
cr-p.

Alan Wood's terrific page
<http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/demos/wgl4.html> lists that and many
other character numbers.

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Jul 20 '05 #5
On 19 Jul 2004, Randall Parker wrote:
Here's excerpt that generates the right arrow in IE.

<span
style='font-size:small;font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-font-family:"Verdana";
mso-hansi-font-family:"Verdana";mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:
Symbol'><span style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:Symbol'></span></span>


Amazing! Which program generates this b^H stuff?

<http://www.google.com/search?q=mso-hansi-font-family>
has over 40*000 hits. Mmm ...
To answer your question:
<http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/mathematics.html>
works even with Netscape 4.0 on Macintosh, MS Windows, Unix.

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Jul 20 '05 #6

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