Re: Deseret Unicode

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 09:20:49 CST

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    On Apr 25, 2005, at 10:47 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > Since every Windows system has Arial, and (IIRC) every Mac has Geneva,
    > no browser on either of these platforms ever gets a chance to choose a
    > font with better coverage.

    IIRC the main differences here between the two platforms is that Mac
    text engines (including Web browser ones) usually implement font
    fallbacks automatically, so that even if there is no *explicit*
    effort to find a font that can render a particular character, the
    system will find one anyway; and on Mac OS X 10.3 or later, the
    system has a font with the Deseret Alphabet in it, even if users have
    not had the presence of mind to install Code2001.

    John H. Jenkins

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