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There have been times I wanted to to add a single character from an odd font to a document (HTML, word processing, etc). I propose a format similar to that used for vector fonts, but usable to easally export one character for inclusion into a document. Similarly, I would like an extention to the HTML
language that would support a "glyph" object... just like a charachter in how it can be scaled, displayed in different colors, etc, but included in the document with a src= type thing.
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||If you create a reasonable-sized bitmap version of your glyph, you can imbed it in your text using, e.g.,
||<img src="whatever" style="height:1em;width:1em">
||This will cause the image to automatically be scaled to whatever font size is in use at the time.
||That's one of the promises of
the Scalable Vector Graphics
standard, as I understand it:
specify your special character
as an SVG document and
reference it in your HTML,
CSSable and everything. Not
that I understand the standard,
that is--it's (some say overly)
||dictionary.com uses supercat's
suggestion for special
characters in pronunciations.
||Yes. SVG solves the problem with supercat's suggestion, which is that browsers don't scale bitmap images very well.