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Re: Language attribute in area element not working in IE


From: Jared Smith
Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:30PM

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Varela, Marilyn < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> All the languages show correctly in Firefox but
> some of them do not display in IE.  I get a row of boxes instead of
> charcters.
> Any ideas on how to fix this?

I am seconding Jukka's recommendation to use a list (preferably a true
list) of linked images rather than an image map.

I was going to post that you're probably using a limited document
encoding and that it's your own fault and stuff, but I see that your
current site is properly using UTF-8, so that's likely not the issue.
I also don't experience any encoding issues with the alt text of the
flag images in any IE 6 through 8. Is it perhaps a Windows
installation with corrupt or missing fonts?

As Jukka mentioned, IE has a long history is mis-presenting
non-standard characters, particularly in dialog boxes, browser title
bars, etc. It's quite likely that the title/alt tooltip in IE fits
into the category of things that IE struggles in presenting correctly.

Jared Smith