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Re: Commonly used fonts for multiscript CSS

From: Alexander Pohoyda <alexander.pohoyda@gmx.net>
Date: 14 Apr 2003 22:55:30 +0200
To: <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87he90vlx9.fsf@oak.pohoyda.family>

Hi Richard,

"Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org> writes:

> [1] Does anyone know of a list of Unicode fonts that support specific
> scripts **and that one might expect users reading those scripts to have
> on their systems**?  This would need to be by platform, eg. Windows,
> Linux, Unix, etc.

Users of XFree86 [1] will _most_ probably have
-misc-fixed-*-iso10646-1 font installed by default. Font is actively
More info here: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs-fonts.html

There is another Font-project in GNU-world. Font name is:
This font is not installed by default, however.
Not much more info here: http://czyborra.com/unifont/

Some other names of Unicode fonts: ClearlyU, Adobe, B&H.

Please consider reading this small section:
Thanks to Markus Kuhn for gathering this info.

> [2] Wrt generic fallbacks, one possibility on Windows would be Arial
> Unicode MS, although not everyone will have that font.  Are there other
> such generic fallbacks on other plaforms?

I suppose that -misc-fixed-*-iso10646-1 is the best fallback for XFree86.

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Alexander Pohoyda
Received on Monday, 14 April 2003 16:55:44 UTC

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