Re: JavaScript & Fonts

From: Michael D'Errico (
Date: Mon Nov 09 2009 - 23:53:43 CST

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    I stumbled across the following page which suggests font families to
    use in various situations including for math symbols:

    Notably it says *not* to use the Symbol font since it varies depending
    on whether it is a pre-Unicode version. For example a normal "S"
    becomes a sigma on older systems.

    Unfortunately I don't think it helps me much since Arial Unicode MS
    is not installed on Windows XP unless you have Office.


    Doug Ewell wrote:
    > 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
    > well.
    > [1]

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