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How can I make ↓ look like an arrow instead of a line with a dot on top?

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I use this for an arrow on my site.

<font color="#009911" style="font-size: 13pt; text-decoration: none; font-weight: 900;">&uarr;</font></a><a href="/cms1/admin/manage_modules.php?ModuleID=4&ModuleOrder=5&MoveDown=True&1092174559"><font color="#009911" style="font-size: 13pt; text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;">&darr;</font>

How can I get it to look more like an arrow and less like a line with a dot on top?

Thanks!
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Question by:hankknight
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by:Zyloch
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Hi

It looks fine in my IE6, but the down arrow looks weird in Firefox from what I can tell. I guess you can use images or try other fonts?

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:Thogek
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Have you specified a character encoding for your page, such as one of
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-TR9573" />
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" />
That last might not work so well for Mac and Unix/Linux clients.  :-)

&darr; is supposed to be equivalent to the numeric reference of
    &#8595;
so you could also try that instead of &darr; and see what happens.
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by:Joakim_
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It depends on the font. This isn't an image, it's a character. It's like to ask how to make "G" look more like a circle. And I recommend you to not use a character like that. You better make a little image.
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by:hankknight
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Is there a way that I could make it fatter and shorter with CSS ?
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by:Joakim_
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No, sorry, there is no way to give the width of text. And if someone invented it, I would beat him up. However, you make the text bold, "font-weight: bold".
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seanpowell earned 375 total points
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Well, you did ask, and this is the CSS TA.
So let's gets a little adventurous:

http://www.pdgmedia.com/ee/arrows.html
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by:Joakim_
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Just like I should have done it myself. :>
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by:seanpowell
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Thanks hankknight, I'm always happy to help :-)

Sean
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