[rfc-i] limiting repertoire of Unicode characters allowed?

Larry Masinter masinter at adobe.com
Wed Nov 20 13:10:54 PST 2013


I've been investigating some of the issues around PDF generation as well as "archival quality HTML".

Some issues:
While Unicode support is widespread, not all characters have readily available glyphs in commonly available fonts.   Are there freely available fonts which are appropriate for RFCs?

a) have glyphs for the characters likely to appear in RFCs, either as examples or in name characters?
b) proportional spacing, have a mono-space companion for ASCII art & code, such that proportional spacing and mono-space look good together.

The font needs to be downloadable for HTML and embeddable for PDF.

Quite possibly this needs to be a 'style guide' issue.... avoid Klingon & elvish examples, for example.



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