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Re: Comments on CSS3 Fonts module

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 16:39:16 +0000 (GMT)
To: Peter Sheerin <pete@petesguide.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0210101637100.19543-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Peter Sheerin wrote:
> > >
> > > Also, the set of characters specified in the current HTML DTDs is
> > > not really sufficient to display many important characters, [...]
> >
> > HTML4 references ISO10646 which means it has every UNICODE character.
> > Ditto XML. Do you want HTML to have actual _named entities_ for all
> > 16000+ characters? That simply doesn't scale.
> 
> This is true, but some method is needed for specifying the minimum set of
> characters that UAs should (must?) be able to render.

CSS references ISO10646 too, normatively. This means UAs have to render
_all_ UNICODE characters.

Assuming they have a font available, anyway.

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