[TAG] lang="utf-8" makes Firefox use an ugly font
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Jun 14 00:53:23 MSD 2008
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 03:06:33PM +0200, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> Hmm, not very nice of you to not CC me on the continued discussion.
I'm not sure who that "you" refers to, but - I did. Perhaps someone else
accidentally dropped the CC when following up, but assuming unkindness
where the reason is most likely a simple error is unwarranted. It also
implies that any errors that you make (such as this one) should be taken
as intentional unpleantness, and responded to in that manner.
You may want to reconsider that approach in the future. Meanwhile, I'll
respond in the same spirit.
> Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> > However, I'd still like to suggest you replace "utf-8" in the
> > 'lang' attributes with "en", because utf-8 is not a language, and
> > the language the Linux Gazette pages are written in is English.
> As Kapil Hari Paranjape said, my main point was that "utf-8" is not
> a language name.
Erm, no. Your main point, as expressed in your original email, was that
LG's setting of 'lang="utf-8"' somehow "made" your Firefox use an ugly
font. The actual problem appeared to be that your Firefox settings - and
perhaps your lack of a decent Unicode font - made your display ugly.
Kapil pointed out an error (or perhaps a misunderstanding) in your
statements; it's nice to hear that you agree with his explanation, but
claiming that it was your "main point" is just a little misleading.
> The base language of the Linux Gazette looks to be English. So
> use "en".
Good luck with that imperative attitude that you seem to have developed;
I understand that treatment has recently become available, and is mostly
> If you want to be perfect, mark any snippets in other
> languages with the appropriate lang attribute.
I leave chasing after perfection to fools who think that such a thing
exists. I'm always glad to take _useful_ input on how LG can be made
better - but pet peeves don't interest me at all, and demands don't
impress me in the least.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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