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Displaying Foreign Characters
 
The ICDL contains books written in many languages. Your web browser may not be set up properly to display all of them. If some characters are not displayed properly, there are 3 things you should check:
 
1. Character Encoding
The ICDL web pages are written with the Unicode character encoding, which allows web pages to display characters from many different languages. Click the link below for your browser to see if it is configured properly. If you do not see your browser here, and are using a computer with a Microsoft Windows or Macintosh OS X operating system, we recommend you install one of the browsers below. You can also check www.alanwood.net/unicode/browsers.html for information about other operating systems and browsers.
 
Microsoft Windows Browsers Macintosh OS X Browsers

2. Font Configuration
You may have a font installed already that will display the language you want, but you may need to manually assign the font to the language in your browser. Follow the directions below for your operating system and browser:
 
Microsoft Windows Browsers Macintosh OS X Browsers

3. Font Installation
If you have already tried Step 1 and 2, and your browser still does not display certain characters properly, you need to install a font. Some browsers will inform you that you need to do this when you load the page and walk you through the process. Otherwise, you can follow the directions below. You can also check www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html for information about other operating systems.
 
Microsoft Windows Fonts
If you don't have the font you need, check www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html for a list of fonts you can install.
 
Macintosh OS X Fonts
Macintosh OS X comes with most of the fonts you should need. However, if you don't have the font you need, check www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts_macosx.html for a list of fonts you can install.
 
 

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