[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 24906] 0x5C of EUC-JP is not Yen Sign but U+005C

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Sun Mar 29 10:40:50 PDT 2009


------- Comment #12 from ap at webkit.org  2009-03-29 10:40 PDT -------
One problem is that on non-Windows platforms, the fonts are not hacked, so a
lot of pages that display money amounts using the 0x5c character in MS fonts
would presumably suddenly look wrong if we took this patch as is.

Another issue is that if the user searches for "Y5" (I'm using Y instead of yen
sign here to please bugzilla), the browser wouldn't find "Y5" on the page - and
that's clearly not desired behavior. Similarly, a money amount would suddenly
look broken when copied from a Web page to another application that uses a
different font.

Technically, it is possible to make the currency glyph substitution happen only
for rendering purposes, but then, search and copy will be broken. This is what
makes me think that per-font transcoding is the only practical way to improve
the current behavior.

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