Given 2 systems both running Win XP SP3 fully patched ...
One system has IE7 fully patched and Firefox 3.6.
Other has IE8 fully patched and Firefox 3.6
On both systems the Lucida Sans Unicode font is installed and both installations of IE have the SAME settings for Encoding (UTF-8) and for Internet Options / Fonts.
On both systems, Firefox displays the unicode characters I require, correctly. These are in the 25xx (geometrical shapes) and 27xx (dingbats) ranges.
The system running IE7 also displays ALL the required unicode chars correctly.
The system running IE8 displays SOME 25xx chars but NO 27xx chars.
With Firefox providing a good control, this is weird.
Is there something different about IE8 that I need to set ... an addon may be ? What could be the reason for this difference in behaviour.