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Re: Encoding: Referring people to a list of labels

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:09:16 -0500
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Cc: Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140127150916.GA21624@mercury.ccil.org>
Henri Sivonen scripsit:

> 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).

That's fine, if there are any such code points.  Andrew has already
mentioned Western Cham, which is only partly encoded.  There are over
100 scripts on the Plane 1 Roadmap <http://www.unicode.org/roadmaps/smp>
that are not in Unicode at all.

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