Bug 7426 - ⇩ (⇩) is showing up as an up arrow in firefox
Summary: ⇩ (⇩) is showing up as an up arrow in firefox
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2006-07-05 01:42 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-01-23 17:34 UTC (History)
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2006-07-05 01:42:19 UTC
chris.stone at gmail dot com says :

For some strange reason ⇩ (⇩) is showing up as an up arrow in
firefox, works in konqueror though and pasting the character in the
gmail email works too, very strange.
Comment 1 Ben Laenen 2006-07-05 05:26:17 UTC
U+21E9 is an arrow (should look a bit like this one: 
This glyph is at the moment only present in DejaVu Sans, and not in Serif or 

Since KDE doesn't do glyph substitution well (replacing glyphs that aren't in 
a font with those from another font that has them), it will show as a big 
rectangle when you use Mono or Serif.

Firefox can handle the glyph substitution and will display the arrow, even if 
Mono or Serif is used.
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2006-07-05 13:11:57 UTC
False alert. chris.stone at gmail dot com says :

I mucked around with my font settings in firefox and changed them to
DejuVu and it is rendering properly now.  Thanks for your help! :)

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