Re: combining: half, double, triple et cetera ad infinitum

From: Eli Zaretskii <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 05:55:58 +0200

> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:54:53 -0800
> From: David Starner <>
> Cc:
> >> I'm running Iceweasel 8, and it displays the tabs as Latin. I would
> >> consider it a bug to do otherwise; the font on those tabs should be
> >> under my control.
> >
> > It _is_ under your control.  But what do you expect to happen if you
> > select a font that doesn't cover the characters on the page, or force
> > the browser to use an encoding different from what the page author
> > intended?  Selecting a font that cannot handle the tricks played by
> > that page is no different.
> It is different. If the title of a page is proper Singhala, I can
> choose a font for the tabs that supports Singhala and Latin, and
> display all the tabs correctly. (It'll take more intelligence if I
> want to have Cherokee and Cyrillic and Singhala all as labels of tabs,
> but the problem is a known one with solutions; different fonts can be
> used for different scripts.) If the title of page is in Latin script
> displayed as Singhala by a font, I can't display Latin and Singhala
> titles in tabs without accepting the font of the page or manually
> changing fonts.

It is not different. It boils down to the same thing: you must use
fonts that do the job.
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