Talk:Philippines ferry disaster: ship owner sues over toxic cargo; recovery deadline set & more

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Source datesEdit

Why do the sources all say they are from yesterday, even though some talk of developments happening 'Tuesday'? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 13:45, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

It turns out they were all July 8. --SVTCobra 21:36, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
And I misread them? That would make sense. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 21:57, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Well, I don't know if you clicked on them ... but they were all listed as July 7 when they should have been July 8. I changed them. --SVTCobra 22:12, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I did the main bulk of the writing on this one, but I'm more awake now then I was then. It seemed odd that every last one was a day out; I'd misinterpreted something then only registerd the exact same date showing on all. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:15, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Philippine pesoEdit

My browser does not support the character for the Philippine peso which is supposed to look like this  . If this is a widespread problem, we should probably replace with "PHP" which is the ISO 4217 code for this currency. --SVTCobra 21:41, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Which browser are you using? If it's Firefox then we should probably change it. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 21:57, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Alas, it is IE, but it is the latest version 7.0.5730.13. Can you see the P character with the lines through it? What browser are you using, if you don't mind me asking. --SVTCobra 22:09, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm also on IE7, and yeah, the symbol shows up fine. I'm thinking perhaps you may not have the right language pack installed? Another laptop in the house, again in IE7, dosn't display properly on checking, so perhaps we should be changing it. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:13, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia says:

This symbol was added to the Unicode standard in version 3.2 and is assigned U+20B1. Due to the lack of font support, the symbol is often substituted with a simple "P", a P with one horizontal line instead of two (available as the peseta sign, U+20A7, in some fonts), as "PHP", or "PhP".

It would be nice to hear from someone using Firefox, though. --SVTCobra 22:21, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
That's probably too OR to be there, but it's handy all the same. Sounds like enough people struggleto change it to PHP in the first instance, and thereafter simply P. I'll go do the honours. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:31, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
I just downloaded Firefox and for your information, the character does render, but "PHP" is the safe way to go. But, wow, do I hate Firefox's default fonts. --SVTCobra 22:34, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
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