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Loren Booda Sep10-04 06:12 PM

"Symbol" html on Netscape and Explorer
Apparently my recently installed Netscape 7.2 does not translate to Greek my website html symbol code, where Explorer had. Why is this so, and how can I either make Netscape translate or choose Explorer as my default browser for executing my FTP document? Patience please, I am fairly computer-illiterate. (The site in question is that below,

amwbonfire Sep10-04 09:40 PM

Well, there's good news and bad news.

The good news is I can tell you how to use the translate tool in Netscape:


Choose the Translate option from Navigatorís View menu. The language of the web page you were viewing will be automatically selected for you as the source language. You then choose the language youíd like the web page to be translated into, and the service remembers this for future translation requests. Click the button to start AutoTranslate and in seconds the text in the browser window will appear, translated into the language you selected. Click any link in the translated page and the service will translate that page for you into the target language you chose in the setup screen. Itís that easy.
In other words, at the top of the window, click view -> Translate.

The bad news is it doesn't translate to Greek. But try it anyway, it might have been upgraded lately (I assume you're using the latest version of Netscape.)

The other alternative is simply using Internet Explorer instead when you want to view that particular page.

AMW Bonfire

Loren Booda Sep11-04 12:10 AM

What I was trying to say was that Netscape does not recognize my "symbol" command in html. I worry that half of the surfers out there cannot appreciate the Greek symbols that are supposed to appear in my equations. I don't want the whole page translated into Greek, just that the browser acknowledges the specific translation of certain characters through the "symbol" tag.

TenaliRaman Sep11-04 02:07 AM

try to see if this is of some help!!
Unicode the way to the future!

-- AI

Loren Booda Sep11-04 02:19 PM


Yours in the best suggestion ever made for my site. I have that link stored safely in my favorites! I never knew that Unicode could be so versatile. Many thanks.

Could any of you offer why my <sub> command seems less effective on Netscape though, and what alternatives I may have?

TenaliRaman Sep14-04 01:25 PM

it says sub is supported by Netscape from NN 3.0 .. it shows pretty well on my Mozilla so i expect it to do well even in netscape

-- AI

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