I wrote to Alan Wood yesterday regarding the compatibility problem with the Phoenician font and internet explorer 7.
Below is his reply:
There are several Unicode ranges that Firefox can display but Internet
Explorer 7 cannot. Microsoft asked me for details of the problems a few
months ago, and I produced this page:
I hope that Microsoft will fix the problem with Phoenician and other ranges,
but I do not know when this will happen.
This is where we stand with this issue.
I just cannot imagine that someone like Microsoft is falling behind on such an important issue.
I will keep you updated on any update regarding this matter.