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utf font display correctly in Mozzilla, but squares in IE (5 posts)

  1. nam207
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My blog uses both English and Vietnamese. As default, UTF-8 is recommened, and it's also the font to display Vietnamese unicode.

    However, I can only see my Vietnamese entry in Mozilla. All the text become squares and hence, unreadable in IE.

    Is it wordpress problem or my site problem? Any idea how to solve this? Thanks a lot.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sounds like a problem with IE missing the necessary fonts to display the characters you're using. The only thing I can suggest is to specify a font in the CSS that contains those characters, like Arial Unicode MS or Lucienda Sans Unicode. IE6 is not so good at automatically picking the right fonts to use when it needs to display unicode chars. Even looking at your site in Firefox, the problem characters are rendered in a different font there. It's close, but still decidedly different.

  3. nam207
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I thought it was only problem with IE in my computer. I've tried my sis computer, and even computers in my school. If it is required to install the right font on every new computer then it's more problem of the script, is it?

    I don't thik specify the font would help, but I'll try, any other suggestion? Thanks for the help.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Some fonts (font sets) simply don't have all the characters for other than the basic English (ascii).

    Fonts are theme-specific, so it is not really a "script problem", more a theme problem. You could try:
    a) changing the theme and see if it works
    b) changing the base font for the theme to one that you know for 100% it has Vietnamese characters - and check if it works

  5. nam207
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    changed theme showed correct font in IE, so this is theme problem. Thanks for all the help.

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