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Re: [h-e-w] Displaying Unicode - font substitution for missing glyphs

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Displaying Unicode - font substitution for missing glyphs
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:54:31 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

John Brown <address@hidden> writes:

> Jason Rumney wrote:
>> Things can go wrong at steps 2 and 3, either because of deficiencies in
>> the fonts themselves, or in Windows reporting of scripts covered by the
>> font.
> Perhaps, but if there are such problems, Firefox is not affected.
> Neither is Internet Explorer. I am unable to spot any unrecognised
> characters when either browser displays

I think browsers on Windows tend to have a hardcoded fallback to
"Arial Unicode MS" if all else fails.  This font is commonly installed
on Windows, and covers all the Basic Multilingual Plane. But it is a
variable width font, so Emacs does not consider it a candidate when
looking for monospaced fonts.

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