[csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] generic family for Pi, Picture, Symbols fonts (#5054)

Crissov has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-fonts] generic family for Pi, Picture, Symbols fonts  ==
Symbol fonts are containers for vector graphics, ideally stored with PUA Unicode code points. They are an anti-pattern, but they exist and will not go away soon. Where they are used and fail to load for whatever reason, one of two things will be shown: either a _no glyph box_ or a glyph from a random installed font that happens to use the same PUA code point. The latter frequently happens with pre-standard emojis on iOS.

I wonder whether a new generic font family like `symbol` could help to avoid this problem if specified as the last fallback to indicate that actually no fallback should be used. 

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/5054 using your GitHub account

Received on Friday, 8 May 2020 08:31:56 UTC