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Symbols don't show up as symbols

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The square root character, pi, summation all show up as correct symbols in IE8 but not Firefox 3.6.9

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://www.j-a-associates.com/Stdkb.htm

Installed Plug-ins

  • VMware Remote Console Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.4
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • Picasa plugin
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Loki Plugin v.3.4.2.13
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.3
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.9) Gecko/20100824 Firefox/3.6.9 GTB7.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

cor-el
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The symbol font doesn't work in Firefox. Websites need to use Unicode representation of such symbols and not 8 bit fonts that map on the main ASCII set like the symbol font.

See Why aren’t symbol/dingbat fonts working? - MDC FAQ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_symbols

Question owner

Thanks cor-el.

cor-el
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You're welcome