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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 17:30:55 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21001071430g21231516labdcc327ed3c6bfe@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> Have you EVER written any web pages that talk about or use foreign
> languages where the text is simply not representable unless you throw
> in an image? How can you say "I as user would rather there be no such
> thing as images as text"? Of course no one wants that, but there ARE
> instances where this is the only solution (or only practical solution,
> since a lot of rare Unicode characters are not displayable even on the
> latest Windows or Mac systems).

Is this really still a practical issue?  There are several hundred
Wikipedias covering some remarkably obscure languages, and none of
them have asked to resort to images for their fonts that I know of.
The most I've ever heard is that some want to use web fonts, but
that's actually fairly practical these days (easier than images,
Received on Thursday, 7 January 2010 22:31:30 UTC

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