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Re: [Lynx-dev] Missing First Letter?

From: Tim Chase
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Missing First Letter?
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:38:22 -0500

do you have a particular URL that demonstrates the problem?  This
sounds suspiciously like the traditional "drop cap" (which can be
done in CSS alone, maintaining the text uninterrrupted, but before it
became popular to do in CSS, folks would do by swapping out the first
real letter with a fancy image of that letter.)

I'm not sure about that carat-J aspect of things (it's a common way
to render control characters, and ^J is a newline, so it's not

I poked around at multiple Politico pages but didn't encounter any

It might also help to know which version of lynx you're using and in
what environment (at a console, in the Mac terminal, in Windows, in an
xterm/rxvt/urxvt/st/gnome-terminal/whatever on Linux or a BSD, etc)
which might also help track down any encoding issues.


On 2021-03-31 09:09, Chime Hart wrote:
> Well, this seems strange? On my local machine running the latest
> Debian Lynx2.9.0 dev6. When reading sites such as Politico, many
> times a first letter of aword is missing. Many times this surrounds
> a bracketed link, but more often, its a first word of a line.
> Speakup seems to realize there is a symbol as it makes a sound as I
> arrow over it. Has any1 ever seen this? Do I need to switch to
> another charactor set? I also notice if the page has no html, then
> it is seemingly perfect. Some lines of these Politico pages end
> with a carrot j. Thanks so much in advance for any guidance or
> items I can change. Chime
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