[webkit-help] Fwd: support for unicode

WoJ epiphany at swtk.info
Fri Dec 25 07:33:39 PST 2015


Following a question I posted on Stack Exchange Super User (
I was suggested to reach out to the epiphany mailing list for specific
​I was subsequently redirected to the webkit one. ​
Below is a copy of my initial question.

I wrote a HTML5/CSS/JS application which displays some text in Droid Sans
<https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Droid%20Sans:400,700> (loaded
directly from Google at page load). When developing under Windows, unicode
characters are displayed correctly in Chrome.

I started the application with epiphany <https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web> in
Linux and some unicode characters are not displayed correctly:

   - \u00b0 is fine
   - \ud83d\udd15 is not displayed at all

What could be the reason for that?

   - It should not be the font as the same one is used in both Windows and
   Linux (the remaining of the page looks good).
   - This brings me to the browser: could it be the culprit? (I
   specifically need to use epiphany as others I tried do not support some
   features correctly, CSS' flexbox among others)

In other words: *is it possible that a browser does not
support some unicode characters, others being displayed correctly (and all
of them being fine in another browser on another platform, with the same

Thank you for any help regarding this - this character which does not
display is a crossed bell to indicate that alarm clocks are not set at
home, which, as you can imagine, is a national security level kind of issue.

​PS. I initially sent the email from the wrong (not subscription) address.
I believe that my email was rejected (no feedback though), if this is not
the case my apologies for the double post.​
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