From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 11 2009 - 00:43:49 CST
If you want math, Cambria Math on Vista and Windows 7 is the best choice -- far better than Arial Unicode MS (which has no support for math alphanumeric symbols).
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Michael D'Errico
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 9:54 PM
To: Unicode Mailing List
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 well.
>  http://www.codeproject.com/KB/string/FontGlyphSet.aspx
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