Mr. Shiny and New 安宇

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bio website eternalephemeron.blogspot.com
location Toronto, Canada
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I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son.


Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
revised Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
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Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
I've "tediously" deleted every font that was not found on my reference VM and the problem persists in Firefox.
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
Unfortunately, the Chrome approach using that plugin doesn't work either. From its Chrome-store description: Chrome will use the font settings controlled by this extension when BOTH of the following are true: 1) The web page has declared the language of the content (e.g., by using the HTML lang attribute); and 2) The web page has not specified a font to use.
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
Sigh. I had wondered at the possibility of a font lying about supporting these glyphs.
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
The fonts in question are strictly part of Unicode. The setting for non-Unicode doesn't come into play here. Anyway nobody has "Egyptian Hieroglyphics" as their computer language.
Jul
25
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
That page basically tells you to install fonts. I have already done that.
Jul
20
comment Is there a way to use another location's STATIC IP?
@brownchild you might have better luck asking for further help on serverfault.
Jul
17
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@tchrist yes, so far this does seem limited to SMP scripts. But the SMP scripts do partially work.
Jul
17
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@BhathiyaPerera This is not about code. This is about automatic font substitution. When I load this SU question on my workstation, I see little boxes where I should see hieroglyphs. When I load this same page on my VM in the same browser, I see hieroglyphs. But I can tell that the font is installed on my workstation because I can use Firebug to modify this page's DOM and set the font-family; then the font appears.
Jul
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
17
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@BhathiyaPerera I am seeing the same issue with, eg, the Carian script. On my local machine the text doesn't appear unless I edit page and inject the font family. On my VM, in Firefox, it works fine.
Jul
17
revised Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
added 219 characters in body
Jul
17
answered Is there a way to use another location's STATIC IP?
Jul
17
revised Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
edited title
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
16
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
I have fonts installed. And I have verified on two different Windows VMs that installing the fonts is normally sufficient to make them work. Something is different about my machine but I don't know where to look to find it.
Jul
16
asked Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question