Internet Explorer Update

Microsoft has officially released the 7.0 version of Internet Explorer. As reported earlier on this blog, the beta version did not fully implement Unicode, so that some characters used in languages such as dxʷlešúcid (Lushootseed) are not displayed correctly. Although I reported this to Microsoft, the problem has not been addressed. (I have reported the problem again.) It appears to be a fault of the font that Explorer uses, so it’s possible that a work-around might be available.

What is ironic about this is that dxʷlešúcid is the language home to Redmond, the headquarters of Microsoft.

Both Firefox and Netscape display dxʷlešúcid correctly, though the glottal stop is easier to read with the Firefox browser.

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