These pages assume modern browsers. In particular, the browser must support at least:
If you must use an Apple Macintosh, the following, from Richard Cox, might be useful:
"I'm able to run most of the class applets in Mac OS 8.6 using Macintosh Runtime for Java 2.1.4, and the included Apple Applet Runner. Only the sound ones dont work. MRJ 2.1.4 is available for free on www.apple.com. Just use the File->Open URL menu item, and put in the url of the page that applet would normally be on."In addition, these pages assume a platform that includes a Symbol font. Regrettably, this excludes most Unix platforms. These pages are known to fully readable on Windows 2000, NT 4.0, 95 and 98.
Many of these web pages include mathematical expressions. Unfortunately, there is no acceptable way to do this today. The most portable way, the one that will work with all platforms, is to use GIF-encoded images for each mathematical symbol. This looks bad, especially when printed or when the font size on the screen is increased for easier viewing. Thus, we have opted for a non-portable technique, which is to use the Symbol font. Unfortunately, the Symbol font is not available on most Unix machines. The following character should be a right arrow: ® . If it is not, then you will not be able to read the mathematical expressions on most of the web pages. Until there is a better solution, we recommend reading these web pages from a machine running Windows (95, 98, NT, or 2000).