which font for music symbols?

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    Hello, my amateur site is at http://indigo.ie/~gerrymcc.
    I would like to use music symbols for flats and sharps in the course
    of the text; in some browsers the font that I've specified appears to
    be used, in that the accidentals do appear, but in other browsers I
    get spurious glyphs. Is there any way that I can be guaranteed to get
    the desired music symbols to display?
    Thank you,
    gerard
     
    , Oct 5, 2003
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  2. In article <u6Xfb.265$>,
    says...
    > Hello, my amateur site is at http://indigo.ie/~gerrymcc.
    > I would like to use music symbols for flats and sharps in the course
    > of the text; in some browsers the font that I've specified appears to
    > be used, in that the accidentals do appear, but in other browsers I
    > get spurious glyphs. Is there any way that I can be guaranteed to get
    > the desired music symbols to display?


    Nope. Using graphics instead may help.
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    Hywel Jenkins, Oct 5, 2003
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  3. wrote:

    > Hello, my amateur site is at http://indigo.ie/~gerrymcc.
    > I would like to use music symbols for flats and sharps in the
    > course of the text; in some browsers the font that I've specified
    > appears to be used, in that the accidentals do appear, but in other
    > browsers I get spurious glyphs.


    I don't see any attempt to use music symbols as characters there.
    Instead, you are using small images - which is at present the practical
    way, but naturally the images should have alt attributes that specify
    textual alternatives, such as
    <img src="semiB.gif" alt="semibreve">
    or maybe even
    <img src="semiB.gif" alt="semibreve" title=
    "semibreve (whole note) symbol, which is a small oval">

    You _could_ present music symbols using character references like
    , see http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/musical_symbols.html
    but actual support to them is _very_ limited.

    > Is there any way that I can be
    > guaranteed to get the desired music symbols to display?


    No, of course not. There is no way to guarantee that your document will
    be presented in a visible form at all.

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    Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html
     
    Jukka K. Korpela, Oct 5, 2003
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