Template:Unicode

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{{{1}}}

[edit] Template documentation

Usage

The template looks for letter font families that are broadly supporting incurrent characters (symbols, characters). Input can be decimal like { or hexadecimal ©. E.g. (mind the 'x' for hex values):

  • <syntaxhighlight lang="text" enclose="none">​{{unicode|&#x22CA;}}​</syntaxhighlight> -->
  • <syntaxhighlight lang="text" enclose="none">​{{unicode|&#8906;}}​</syntaxhighlight> -->
  • <syntaxhighlight lang="text" enclose="none">​{{unicode|⋊}}​</syntaxhighlight> --> (this may look trivial, but could be helpful in other browsers)

or

  • <syntaxhighlight lang="text" enclose="none">​{{unicode|&#x22C9;}}​</syntaxhighlight> -->
  • <syntaxhighlight lang="text" enclose="none">​{{unicode|&#8905;}}​</syntaxhighlight> -->
  • <syntaxhighlight lang="text" enclose="none">​{{unicode|⋉}}​</syntaxhighlight> -->

Purpose

This template is created to allow easy switching to unicode fonts. It should only be used in cases where characters otherwise do not render correctly on some browsers, such as Internet Explorer.

The fonts selected are designed to maximize the probability to render uncommon Unicode characters correctly. However, different fonts cover different Unicode ranges. It is probably mostly useful for various Unicode symbols.

Guts of template

<span class="Unicode">{{{1}}}</span>

...wherein class="Unicode" is defined in MediaWiki:Common.js: <source lang="CSS"> .Unicode {

   font-family: "Arial Unicode MS", "Lucida Sans Unicode"; 

} </source>

A personal stylesheet (/monobook.css &c, class .Unicode) may be used to enforce a "prettier" display where preferred.