Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Rendering ancient languages with CSS3 font-face

Re-reading The Decipherment of Linear B led me to revisit the CSS3 feature @font-face and to address my ignorance of Unicode.

As always it is just about to be ready, really. The browsers which work: Firefox 3.5.2, Android cupcake, Safari (Mac). The browsers which fail: IE6, Firefox 3.0, Konqueror, Safari (iPhone). Opera works, but assumes one font per character sequence.

Unicode has Linear B sorted and will have Egyptian done sometime soon (October 2009).

There are some very nice, free fonts created by George Douros.

See the resulting Browser Unicode rendering test page.

No comments:

Post a comment