The only way to handle this - without resorting to gif images, .pdf files or
similar methods - seems to be to use the CSS @fontface tag for embedded
fonts, downloaded when they do not already exist on the client. Last time
I looked Netscape / Bitstream's TrueDoc embedded fonts still did not work
properly with Unicode. Embedded fonts created using Microsoft's WEFT
seem to work better - but you need IE 4 or 5 to view them.
There was also a W3 proposal for a form of SVG embedded fonts.
----- Original Message -----
From: Corey Miller <email@example.com>
To: Unicode List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 10:01 PM
Subject: Authoring multilingual webpages
> I would like to write webpages using an assortment of Unicode characters
> (e.g. Chinese, IPA, etc.) and have them be generally viewable. Is there
> a browser and method of authoring (e.g. directly in Unicode, specifying
> charsets, etc.) that will enable people to view pages without requiring
> them to have particular fonts installed and particular mappings between
> fonts and languages specified?
> Thank you,
> Corey Miller
> Nuance Communications
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