Re: JavaScript & Fonts

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Nov 08 2009 - 21:10:06 CST

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    This thread started with trying to find out whether a given font
    supported a given character, and morphed into a discussion about font
    embedding technologies and image scaling, which may not be the
    particular caves the original requester wanted to explore.

    I think it's clear that in the Unicode age, where it is a certainty that
    no one font can cover all assigned characters, it would be nice to have
    an API to tell whether a given character or string can be rendered in a
    given font, or to enumerate the available fonts in which it can be
    rendered. There's a CodeProject article to do something like this on
    .NET [1], but this capability should be available for Web developers as


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