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Re: CSS21 @font-face removal

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 08:14:48 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200310210714.h9L7EmC01786@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> almost as bad -- claim to be encoded in charset=x-user-defined.  This
> practice seems to be rather common for some South Asian languages.

I think you will find that these are also glyph, not character fonts,
as proper character support requires extensive ligature processing and
has only recently become available.  They have been low priority for
the major vendors because English is the language of professionals.

Being glyph based means that the documents are essentially final form,
as the editting tools will either work in the official, character based,
character sets, or in specialised transliterations of those characters,
as for example that used by ITRANS.

My Telegu example would have been an early case of this.
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