RE: support in browsers for fonts

From: Charles Frankston (
Date: Mon Jul 21 1997 - 16:42:12 EDT

Yes, this has changed somewhat. There are about four ways in IE4 to
change the language of the current frame or page. The right mouse click
menu within any frame has a pop-up to select the language for that
frame. The font toolbar, and the font menu enumerate both fonts and
languages, so you can select a language from them, and this setting
applies to the base frame for the displayed page. The method you're
apparently using, the Font dialog under View Options, also continues to

But obviously, you never read the printed manual that came with your
copy of IE3 :-), or you would have noticed that after loading any of the
language packs, there's this globe icon on the bottom right of your
browser window. If you click (depending on the version of IE3, either
left click or right click!) on this globe, you get a pop-up that let's
you override the language of the page.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glen Perkins []
> Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 1:03 PM
> To:
> Cc: Charles Frankston
> Subject: Re: support in browsers for fonts
> My complaint about IE 3's multiscript support was the interface. You
> had
> to open a dialog box, change the default encoding, and close the
> dialog
> box again to read a page that didn't properly tag its encoding (i.e.
> almost all pages). This was a major bother compared to Netscape
> Navigator's placement of the encoding list in a menu from where I
> could
> rapidly switch encodings on the fly as I jumped from page to page.
> Has this dialog box approach changed in IE 4? (Or, for that matter, in
> Communicator?) I don't want to spend the day downloading a 22MB file
> just to discover that IE's dialog box interface hasn't changed.
> __Glen Perkins__

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