"my browser ... puts up a box"

Misha Wolf Misha.Wolf at reuters.com
Fri May 30 21:06:46 CEST 2003

Hi Martin,

John may be referring to the behaviour of IE, which, when it 
detects that a page contains Han characters, puts up a dialog 
box, asking whether the user wants to download the appropriate 
fonts etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Duerst [mailto:duerst at w3.org] 
Sent: 30 May 2003 16:06
To: Scripts2 at sesame.demon.co.uk; ietf-languages at iana.org
Subject: Re: Pros and cons of adding a en-GB-oxford language tag

At 08:38 03/05/30 +0000, John Clews wrote:
>For another thing, I dislike the fact that my browser currently sees
>language tags, or other tags, in HTML files, and puts up a box
>advising me to download something that I don't want to download, on
>too many occasions already, when what I already have loaded may be
>If en-gb-oxford was added, one implication might be that I had to do
>this on far more HTML files that my browser looked at, slowing down
>all my work when looking at the web. That would be far more annoying
>than seeing alternative spellings (which happens with a fairly small
>proportion of words).

What you describe sounds really strange. What browser, with what
setting, are you using? Can you describe exactly what happens,
with the actual texts? In particular the 'puts up a box' part?

Regards,   Martin.

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