Re: JavaScript & Fonts

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Nov 09 2009 - 22:55:18 CST

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    Eric Muller <emuller at adobe dot com> wrote:

    >> [...] it would be nice to have
    >> an API to tell whether a given character or string can be rendered in
    >> a given font,
    > I think that the question needs to be restated as "tell whether a
    > given *styled string* can rendered in a given font *by a given
    > rendering engine*". Not all rendering engines use fonts in the same
    > way (even for plain text). Not all rendering systems go about
    > realizing styling in the same way (even for the same styling
    > language).

    Of course, which is why it would need to be an API, i.e. a function call
    whose results would depend on the operating environment, including the
    OS and rendering system version.

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