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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 19:21:16 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae771001071621g424c0169yf915ab273a794c16@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, www-style@w3.org
2010/1/7 Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>:
> Why not create a custom font containing these glyphs and use it via
> @font-face? If the characters have no Unicode code points assigned, you can
> use the PUA.

Because there will be no graceful degradation and will create workflow problems?

If I use images it will be displayable by all browsers, even those
that are not CSS-capable. Even if you run into a text-only browser, at
worst the visitor will need to download the image and view it offline.
All the content will still be there.

And what about characters that do have Unicode code points but display
as blank spaces in most systems?

And how many web fonts do you make? If you have 100 articles and each
contain different undisplayable glyphs, do you wait until all 100
articles are done, make one web font, and put it all online; or do you
make 100 web fonts? What if a month later you have more articles with
more undisplayable glyphs?
Received on Friday, 8 January 2010 00:21:49 UTC

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