Standard web fonts with the best unicode support?
November 12, 2012 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Which standard web/mobile fonts have the best support for unusual Unicode characters?

I'm thinking specifically of "combining" diacritical marks like the "double macron below" (hex 035F) which shows up fine in my gmail on a standard web browser but it's a missing character box in gmail on my android phone.

If I'm crazy to even think about using characters like that in a web/mobile app, feel free to tell me that too.
posted by pete_22 to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I remember when I was working with Unicode, that Arial Unicode MS had excellent coverage of many uncommon characters, and it's available on iPhone. Reading the Wikipedia page, there seems to be a bug with some diacritic marks.

Here's a list of open-source Unicode fonts.
posted by nevan at 6:09 AM on November 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Courier has very good support. I used to operate a reddit novelty account that used weird Unicode characters all the time, and I was able to basically pick anything from charmap (for facial expression) and it would render just fine on nearly any browser.
posted by hellojed at 8:30 AM on November 12, 2012

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