From: John H. Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 09:20:49 CST
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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