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Wednesday March 02, 2005
05:01 PM

Funky browser evilness (on IE mac users though)

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As I continue my wandering through the localization and globalization magical land (I want the mushrooms!), I've run into an issue with an older system that just underwent a very cool UI update.

It seems that Mac IE while using shift-jis character encoding does not like stylesheets that includes rule that set western style fonts on form inputs. It basically causing the value inside the text input or select to revert to some other encoding (like MacRoman?). Funny enough, we listing a select (a drop down of values) all the values get display as japanese characters. On the other hand, in a more predicible way (much like a horny American Bison, scroll to Bison section), that setting the same rule for the body does nothing...

Here is an example of the offending rule:
.fInput { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; }

I've found creating a special sheet (like the small bus), for only IE mac with the font family of 'Osaka' fixes the problem.
.fInput { font-family: Osaka; }

Another one for the Perl (notice Randal) programmer to fix not the UI/web designer (how does this happen?).
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