Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

"t.petch" <> Tue, 15 November 2011 10:27 UTC

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin J. Dürst" <>
To: "t.petch" <>
Cc: "Frank Ellermann" <>;
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Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 9:13 AM
> On 2011/11/11 2:05, t.petch wrote:
> > What I see at present is that when I access certain web sites, I get a
> > saying the my machine has not got the fonts installed to view the web site
> > properly and would I like the web site to instal some more for me.  NO WAY.
> > decide what and when I instal on my machine from where.  But I am curious,
> > might try it when I have machine ready to be trashed, as to just how it
would do
> > it.  I am assuming it would try to instal a .ttf file in  a suitable
> > (which I would expect to fail unless it is a temporary file).
> >
> > I did ask the maintainers of the web site what was going on, and they had
not a
> > clue.  My guess would be something Chinese or Korean (although the web site
> > not).
> To look at this case, it would help if you would tell us what your
> browser was, and what websites they were.

Indeed, I intend to do so, but the most recent example, when accessing
only occurs once I have entered my userid and password, and you
may not be surprised to learn that I do not intend to disclose that
information by e-mail.

My memory is that I have seen it on other pages on that host and will
continue to look for one and post it as and when I find it.

My browser is Internet Explorer 6.0 but I suspect that it is the Fonts
directory in Windows that is lacking either a 'font' or more likely, some
code points in a font (I do get displays of Russian and CJK characters
which I did not on older software).  One thing I link to this is the
display I get on the Subject: line of some e-mails, on lists such as
MPLS-TP, from users with a Chinese affiliation, where the line
displays with many underscores, whereas at an Internet cafe,
looking at the archives, as one does, I get CJK characters instead,
probably a language variant of 'Re: '.
My MUA does not generate messages about wanting to download

Tom Petch

> Regards,   Martin.