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Re: What is a preferred charset?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: What is a preferred charset?
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:04:34 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:40:42 -0500
> And IIUC the only impact it has is on the choice of font to display it.
> For latin chars, this tends to make no difference, but for some Asian
> scripts it can make a much more significant difference because the same
> Unicode chars are used for different languages even though they are
> traditionally rendered differently in those different languages.

It can also have effect on Latin characters in Far Eastern locales,
because the default font might display them as double-width or

> IOW, I think this `charset` property is used to solve the problems
> descried at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification

Not only.  Some scripts need special support from the font, and AFAIR
this property also helps with that.

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