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Re: Referencing of non unicode defined characters in CSS

From: <ches@io.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 12:54:48 -0500 (CDT)
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9910211253280.13871-100000@fnord.io.com>
Why not use MS Weft? It will create the character no matter what it is in
a file that is called by the page and the user will not have to have that
particular character type for it to work. All they need is a 3.0 browser
or higher.

Sincerely,
F. Havas
ches@io.com

On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, [iso-8859-1] Web Master wrote:

> Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 10:39:44 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "[iso-8859-1] Web Master" <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
> To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
> Subject: Referencing of non unicode defined characters in CSS
> Resent-Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 13:38:45 -0400 (EDT)
> Resent-From: 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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Received on Thursday, 21 October 1999 13:54:51 GMT

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