Re: Transcriptions of "Unicode"

Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 02:35:25 EST

But NN6 *does* select a font for characters outside the so-called user's
locale when said characters are in a UTF-8 page. It appears that this
mechanism is somewhat haphazard for CJK unified ideographs: I get a mix of
fonts usually (probably because ja is in my locale "stack" currently and
'zh' and 'ko' are not, so I guess Japanese fonts are preferred for
characters that are in JIS X 208 ??).


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On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Erik van der Poel wrote:

> Mark Davis wrote:
> >
> > What wasn't clear from his message
> > is whether Mozilla picks a reasonable font if the language is not there.
> Sorry about the lack of clarity. When there is no LANG attribute in the
> element (or in a parent element), Mozilla uses the document's charset as
> a fallback. Mozilla has font preferences for each language group. The
> language groups have been set up to have a one-to-one correspondence
> with charsets (roughly). E.g. iso-8859-1 -> Western, shift_jis -> ja.
> When the charset is a Unicode-based one (e.g. UTF-8), then Mozilla uses
> the language group that contains the user's locale's language.
> In other words, Mozilla does not (yet) use the Unicode character codes
> to select fonts. We may do this in the future.
> Erik

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