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Re: Encoding: Referring people to a list of labels

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:50:50 +0200
Message-ID: <CANXqsRLTicg7qKB=EJ1kyUEed7wjVVChSnScBh-vP7dQErkNGg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
On Jan 27, 2014 5:00 PM, "John Cowan" <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
>
> Henri Sivonen scripsit:
>
> > (Publishers who use intentionally mis-encoded fonts with @font-face,
> > which of course no one should do,
>
> If their characters are not in (the current portable subset of) Unicode,
> then they should.

If the characters aren't in Unicode, they should use UTF-8-encoded PUA code
points with @font-face.

I find it surprising the advising against using the magic x-user-defined
label (with means different things depending on context), saying that
Latin-1 Supplement shouldn't be commandeered for non-Latin use or saying
that PUA shouldn't be used for stuff that has astral mappings is
controversial on this list.

See https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23940 about
x-user-defined. You may thank Chrome developers. Apparently it was easier
to special-case <meta> than XHR in WebKit.
Received on Monday, 27 January 2014 16:51:18 UTC

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