Fonts, glyphs and infinite Unicode (was String name etc)

From: Arcane Jill (
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 05:41:26 CST

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    I did not know about that. but since you pointed it out, I looked it up. It
    seems that all about web fonts, and the definition of how it all will work, is
    described at

    Hans: if this mechanism works, you won't need an infinite number of codepoints,
    since, if you can place your desired glyphs inside a web font with PUA
    codepoints, they will display correctly on all browsers (or at least, all
    browsers which support web fonts).

    So ... all we have to do now is wait until all browsers implement this. Hmmm.
    It's a bummer that it's not working now, but I'm happy that it might work in
    the future? Any idea how long this will take, folks? (Especially on Mozilla

    -----Original Message-----
    From: []On
    Behalf Of Jon Hanna
    Sent: 25 April 2005 11:27
    To: 'Unicode Discussion'
    Subject: RE: Fonts, glyphs and infinite Unicode (was String name etc).

    Out of scope for the Unicode Consortium, but it addresses practical matters
    with the use of Unicode that I don’t feel are out of scope here. CSS2.0
    contains a mechanims for associating a font name with a downloadable file along
    the lines of:

    @font-face {
            font-family: "Robson Celtic";
            src: url("http://site/fonts/rob-celt")
          H1 { font-family: "Robson Celtic", serif }

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