Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com> Thu, 10 November 2011 11:24 UTC

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From: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:24:05 +0100
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On 10 November 2011 10:06, t.petch wrote:

> I am sometimes (well, often) told I am too
> pedantic, but I think that a virtue with
> standards:-)

+1

Here's my obviously stupid question:  Mostly I'm
happy with the fonts shipped with my current OS.

Therefore I'd like a font/* only for the purpose
of a "do not font me" HTTPbis feature, same idea
as "do not track me" (with 5 GB per month at a
reasonable download speed I don't want nonsense.)

Actually I'd like a real Courier instead of the
horrible "new courier", or a real Helvetica, as
I had it on OS/2 (supplied by Adobe).

Out of curiosity an "Everson" mono would be also
nice, but sadly I know that this would a copyvio.

And I'd be interested in these three fonts only
once.  For the roughly 200,000 Unicode points.

How is the font/* magic supposed to work, does
cover only code points for a specific document?

-Frank (likes Tahoma and Palatino Linotype)