From: Michael D'Errico (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 09 2009 - 23:53:43 CST
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 , but this capability should be available for Web developers as
>  http://www.codeproject.com/KB/string/FontGlyphSet.aspx
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