Some characters on our multiple language pages may not display correctly on your computer. There are many possible reasons for this, including your computer's operating system, the character sets installed on your computer and the browser you use to view Web pages. The incorrect character display is not caused by errors on the MedlinePlus pages. The information and links below may help.
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Fonts: Our multiple language pages are coded in Unicode. You need Unicode fonts installed on your computer to view the pages correctly. You may have to download and install specific Unicode font sets to view some of the multiple language pages. Many new PCs have Unicode fonts pre-installed, but older ones may not.
You may also need to change the settings on your computer to view Unicode fonts. The Unicode Consortium's site explains how to configure your computer to display Unicode fonts correctly. It covers several different operating systems.
Web Browsers: Proper display of the multiple language pages also depends on the software you use to view Web pages. This software is called a Web browser. Examples of Web browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera. We recommend getting the most up-to-date version of the browser you use to view Web pages.
General information on display issues: Language Technology Resource Center: https://ltrc.mitre.org/Tools/FAQ.pl
Detailed information on how to view Web pages in languages other than English: Computing with Accents, Symbols, and Foreign Scripts (Penn State University): http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/index.html
Font information: The Linguist List's Font Resource Page (Eastern Michigan University): http://www.linguistlist.org/sp/Fonts.html
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