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Re: Encoding: Referring people to a list of labels

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:20:36 +0200
Message-ID: <CANXqsR+YoAKCGLXWAX-GenTEOquj09LK1iOLkmCmdPRE071K2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Andrew Cunningham
<lang.support@gmail.com> wrote:
> Until broswer developers CAN achieve that then it is irresponsible to
> require web developers to always use UTF-8.

If the character-to-glyph mapping of a writing system is trivial
enough for it to be feasible to use @font-face and to commandeer e.g.
the Latin-1 Supplement (whether encoded in UTF-8 or windows-1252) or
to use the PUA (in UTF-8), then it is feasible to use the right code
points with @font-face without the browser having special support for
those code points (yes, even if the right code points are on astral
planes).

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@hsivonen.fi
https://hsivonen.fi/
Received on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:21:03 UTC

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