From: Tex Texin (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 09 2009 - 12:29:20 CST
The problem of having to dynamically identify a font based on the text to be
displayed and the platform in use, is not restricted to plain-text.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Hans Aberg
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 4:30 AM
To: Tex Texin
Cc: 'Doug Ewell'; 'Unicode Mailing List'
On 9 Nov 2009, at 05:40, Tex Texin wrote:
> At some point, the allegation that a single font cannot support all
> of Unicode becomes irrelevant.
> It is fundamental to any system that it be capable of rendering the
> characters it claims to support.
> Font mapping and switching make this feasible, provided a suitable
> set of fonts exist.
It is mainly a problem with text-only (non-styled) text. Different
fonts may support code areas differently with respect to quality and
So there one would want being able to create a virtual text font: a
selection of characters from different fonts.
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