On 13/07/2010, at 6:38 PM, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> Michael Adams wrote:
>> Would it help to create a page with all the Unicode chars in the
>> range you are
>> using and ask who can see how many based on font selections on a per
>> paragraph basis. For *my* Linux "Nimbus Roman No9 L" may be a well
>> serif font and "Nimbus Sans L" as sans serif (dunno i haven't gone
>> into it
>> that much). You could also get replies from Mac, Windows 7, Vista
>> and XP
>> users and try for the best combinations. I don't know the maximum
>> fonts you
>> can have in a CSS fonts list - anyone?
> Thank you for the suggestion, Michael; it is certainly worth
> listing the more common "well populated" fonts as you suggest,
> but it doesn't address the real issue, which /seems/ to
> be (in the absence of any evidence to the contrary) that the
> CSS fallback mechanism was formulated at a time when Unicode
> was not yet prevalent, and does not seem to have evolved to
> cope with the need to have greater control over the fallback
> font selected in order to deal with the various character
> sets that the page uses.
it could be seen as racist!
>> Alternatively, if you are dealing with particularly uncommon glyphs
>> it could
>> pay to use images of the ones you want instead.
> I would prefer not to go that route at all !
haha, how many characters in that language?
> ** Phil.
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