RE: font selection was RE: JavaScript & Fonts

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Mon Nov 09 2009 - 12:29:20 CST

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    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.


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    Subject: Re: font selection was RE: JavaScript & Fonts

    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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