Re: When you want one odd character....
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 19, 2002, 0:44|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen scripsit:
> In the old days,
> browsers might need to map the Unicode characters on a page into many
> different fonts since there were no full Unicode fonts, or even fonts
> where you could use the Unicode code points directly.
In the new days, too. Full Unicode fonts invariably involve typographical
compromises: they are not ideal for any of the scripts they present,
as a rule, because they have to be compatible with the entire range of
scripts. So in a fully Unicode world, we can expect applications to
handle mixed fonts composed of subfonts.
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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