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From: Varela, Marilyn
Date: Oct 7, 2009 12:40PM

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Varela, Marilyn < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> All the languages show correctly in Firefox but some of them do not

> display in IE. I get a row of boxes instead of characters.

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


Thank you to Jukka and Jared for the suggestions.

I should have mentioned that the alt text on the image map currently
shows the languages in English except for the Spanish one. We want to
change that to each language title in the corresponding language.


Marilyn Varela
Web Administrator
Washington State Employment Security Department

www.esd.wa.gov <http://www.esd.wa.gov/>;
Phone: (360) 438-4772