[Classweb-users] [Fwd: [Classweb-announce] Switch to new Class Web Platform this Weekend (December 17-18)]

Chris Blackman Christine.W.Blackman at williams.edu
Mon Dec 19 09:04:31 EST 2005

FYI. --Chris

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Classweb-announce] Switch to new Class Web Platform this 
Weekend (December 17-18)
Date: 	Sun, 18 Dec 2005 17:31:50 -0500
From: 	Cheryl Calista Cook <ccoo at loc.gov>
To: 	classweb-announce at classificationweb.net, 
Classweb-users at classificationweb.net

Class Web subscribers,

After successfully testing the upgrade to the underlying Classificaiton Web software, Minaret 3, CDS expects to switch over to the new platform this weekend  (December 17-18).  

Please note  important information below:

As with the test platform, there will be NO CHANGE to the overall look and feel of the Class Web interface at this juncture except, the new software platform will facilitate a wider range of enhancement options in the future.

IMPORTANT: To correctly view the full Unicode display, those customers using Microsoft Internet Explorer will need to change their browser to font to Arial Unicode MSl.  Check the bottom of this email for instructions on how to make this change.

Cheryl C. Cook
Classification Web Product Manager
Library of Congress

Steps for changing the display font for MSIE:

1) At the top of the window on the MSIE menu, click on "Tools" and select "Internet Options...".

2) Near the bottom of the dialog box, click on the button labeled "Fonts" to display your font choices.

3) In the drop down box titled "Language script" make sure that "Latin based" is selected.

4) Select a font from the list in the box on the left hand side of the dialog box. The best choice is "Arial Unicode MS". If that selection is not displayed, try "Lucida Sans Unicode".

5) Click on the "OK" button on each screen to save your choices and return to main Web browser display.

Those customers without Arial Unicode MS, should note that "Lucida Sans Unicode" is not as complete as "Arial Unicode MS" and is bold faced but users may  prefer it over the default font of "Arial".  Another option is to use a Netscape,  Mozilla or Firefox browser. All of these products do a very nice job of displaying diacritics using the regular "Arial" font.

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Christine W. Blackman
Catalog Librarian
Williams College Libraries
Williamstown, MA  01267
cblackma at williams.edu

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