RE: Announcement: New Unicode Savvy Logo

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 10:29:38 EDT

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    > Private Use Areas are by definition not interoperable and clearly
    > not designed to be used on the web.
    > Their use in a page to display text clearly does not qualify, as
    > it requires proprietary fonts to display them.

    People use special fonts all the time. They are more efficient to obtain a
    special look and feel. In fact some UTF-8 pages my want to use special
    fonts when they display characters that a user is not likely to have fonts
    installed. For example a travel site may want to display the native names
    of sights. It may use a script that the user does not have a font to cover.
    Even if the user does not read the language they may be able to recognize
    the name.

    From one of my sites:

    <!-- /* $WEFT -- Created by: Carl W. Brown ( on
    2/17/2002 -- */
      @font-face {
        font-family: Papyrus;
        font-style: normal;
        font-weight: normal;
        src: url(PAPYRUS3.eot);

    I think that if you have a Klingon web site that uses UTF-8 and the PUA with
    your own font is very Unicode savvy.


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