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UTF characters not displayed in Fx3: it's normal?

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trolly
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Post Posted May 31st, 2008, 3:55 am

The main point is who large this font is and does it make sense for msot people to pack it with firefox?
My opinion is that it is far too large to pack it to firefox and over 90% never need it.
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Post Posted May 31st, 2008, 4:15 am

Fx installer is packed with 7-Zip. It will add only 1.23 MB ;-)

An universal font for the most of unicode character is good for site development. If most of web users will use one font, developers will focus on that font. And if the font supports Unicode and it's based on FreeType, it's very much better ;-)

Anyway, the font could be only recommended on Mozilla site, or bundled with another install package, or not installed by default (which is the better solution IMO).

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Post Posted May 31st, 2008, 7:35 am

As you know for sure browsers use the fonts the designer has intended. So such a font can be only a last ditch effort to avoid those "unknown character" glyph. And the font has to be integrated into the local font management to get - at least - the correct size.
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Post Posted May 31st, 2008, 7:50 am

trolly wrote:As you know for sure browsers use the fonts the designer has intended.


No always. Indeed the browser have a default font.

trolly wrote:And the font has to be integrated into the local font management to get - at least - the correct size.


As I see, this is not a problem.

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Post Posted May 31st, 2008, 10:09 am

In any case, Firefox does not ship with any font at all, nor any other OS components.

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