Has someone published a modernized set of rules for web-safe fonts
that ensure larger character sets are displayed correctly?

You'd think that by 2014 curly quotes would be safe, but I encountered
missing-glyph icons for some just the other day, on a page where the
character set was UTF-8, using the latest version of Firefox on
Windows 7.

At my last job, one of the single-source targets for some of my docs
was 7-bit ASCII.

On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Davis, David
<david.da...@non.schneider-electric.com> wrote:
> Any modern operating system comes with unicode fonts which contain a 
> perfectly good selection of glyphs for the sort of punctuation characters 
> we're talking about here.
> Even Windows XP (and officially end-of-life, dead, deceased and gone to join 
> the choir invisible operating system) has fonts with glyphs for curly quotes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On 
> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
> Sent: 04 August 2014 17:05
> To: Davis, David; framers@lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Quoted speech
> I think you're missing my point. On my computer, the text on Japanese, 
> Korean, and Chinese sites is mostly a bunch of boxes, since those fonts 
> aren't installed and the glyphs don't exist in whatever font my web browser 
> is substituting.
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 1:28 AM, Davis, David 
> <david.da...@non.schneider-electric.com> wrote:
>> Oh come on, Robert, it's not 1995 any more. There is such a thing as Unicode.
>> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-who-uses-unicode.
>> I'd like to see you write a webpage in Japanese using just ISO 8859-1
>> :)
>> ------------------------------
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:53:43 -0700
>> From: Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
>> To: "framers@lists.frameusers.com" <framers@lists.frameusers.com>
>> Subject: Re: Quoted speech
>> Message-ID:
>> <can3yy4a87kg9+rybbaeprd_ep-twv86q_inkkvdpsoebezp...@mail.gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>> Coding the HTML correctly doesn't ensure that the reader's system has the 
>> necessary character.
>>  Best practice is generally to stick to the extended 8-bit ASCII
>> character set (ISO 8859-1), which does not include U+2018, U+2019,
>> U+201C, or U+201D.
>> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Davis, David 
>> <david.da...@non.schneider-electric.com> wrote:
>>> Theresa,
>>> There should be no problem with those characters in HTML, so long as
>>> you put the correct declarations in the Header part of the page (to declare 
>>> what character set you are using). If you look at a Japanese, Korean or 
>>> Chinese site, for instance, you'll generally see they manage to have a 
>>> plenty of non-ASCII characters in them ;) Alternatively, you can put & 
>>> escape sequences in your HTML for those characters.

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