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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:46:12 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200604252046.k3PKkCk01395@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> There is nothing that prevents you from taking all the characters that=20
> you need from a font file, and put a subset into a new one, except maybe=20
> that there aren=E2=80=99t any (free or well-known or easy-to-use) tools=20
> available to do that right now.

The result would have a bogus encoding, and one of the arguments for
proper use of text rather than image is that the text should be machine
processable and therefore should have the declared encoding for the
web page.

(Incidentally, I believe one of the main uses of EOT fonts used to be,
and maybe still is, for bogusly encoded Indian language text, where the
text is encoded as glyphs, not the characters that appear in ISCII or
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