From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 02:02:47 CDT
Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Is there a font that contains a glyph for "H" with line under?
The SBL BibLit font (due out later this year) will contain a glyph for this, since it is
something that has been explicitly requested for semitic transliteration. I will probably
provide fallback mark-to-base and mark-to-mark positioning too, in case users have
diacritic combinations that are not supported in the font using independent glyphs. Fonts
for scholarly work are likely to be among the first to provide extensive support for
dynamic and chained mark positioning.
> I created a trivial demo document for testing how Web browsers deal with
> It contains just H̱ in large font size, so that it can be tested
> using different fonts just by changing the browser's default font.
> Internet Explorer 6 usually shows just "H" followed by a rectangle...
One thing to watch out for in this kind of test is dynamic font switching. Many fonts do
not contain a glyph for U+0331, so systems or applications may switch fonts to display
this character. This will, of course, mess up any chance of decent display, because the
mark from one font will not position correctly on the base from another font. When I
opened your test page in Firefox, the H was displayed using my default browser font, but
U+0331 was displayed using the Tahoma system font.
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