Viewing Symbol Fonts

The HTML pages for this course make extensive use of small pictures in gif format to show symbols in graphical browsers, as there is not yet a generally accepted standard to do this. However, it is possible to make use of the Symbol font available on PCs, MACs, and X-window workstations. Although this is not the formally-accepted standard, nonetheless it is still the de facto one, although there are problems with it. As we are considering using the Symbol font in the course, it is important for us to know that you can view this font correctly with your browser. If you cannot see the following character below as a large red Greek alpha, then you can take action, which may depend on your choice of operating system and/or browser.


One problem with this method, which may arise when you try to view the HTML with your browser, is that the Symbol font is not loaded automatically on all operating systems:

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