RE: printing utf-8 web pages (Czech)

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 10:43:35 EST

I printed it with IE 5 and it misses the z with caron, although it displays correctly. It
appears that all other Check letters are fine.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Naughton []
> Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 3:41 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: printing utf-8 web pages (Czech)
> I have a small puzzle about printing utf-8 web pages in Czech.
> I've been experimenting recently with utf-8 and have a simple text page
> in the Czech language here:
> It seems to display correctly. Obviously however it is crucial for
> increasing the general use of utf-8 that non-expert users should be able
> to print such pages correctly.
> I find that I can print the page correctly in my Unicode-enabled version
> of Netscape 3.04 (though the word wrap is incorrect, as it is also on
> screen) and also in Netscape 4.08 (with correct word wrap).
> However, I have failed to print this page correctly from Internet
> Explorer 5. You can paste the text into a Unicode version of Word, but
> this should not really be necessary, should it? You can also save the
> page in another encoding, e.g. Windows-1250, and then print it, but that
> isn't the point. After all, I might want to have a mixture of Central
> European,
> Baltic, Cyrillic and Polytonic Greek characters in there.
> Am I being stupid and missing something? I am no expert on Unicode, and
> I suppose it is conceivable that my particular configuration could be to
> blame. I still have Win95, but someone with Win98 has had the same
> experience.
> Can anyone print this page correctly direct from IE?? Is there a simple
> explanation of why Netscape does it and IE does not?
> Jim Naughton

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