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Referencing of non unicode defined characters in CSS

From: Web Master <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 10:39:44 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <19991021173944.1707.rocketmail@web901.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Rather than use GIFs, Webding or Wingding fonts are
often used.

However, these fonts frequently contain Unicode
undefined glyphs. The CSS spec states that <span
style="font-family: wingdings">H</span> would result
in an 'H' in the ua default font, rather than the
letter in the same ANSI position in the Wingdings
font.

There appears to be no way of referencing these.

PS. IE 3 (and probably 4 and 5, tho' not Opera) gets
this wrong.



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