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Use specific glyph name in HTML??

How can I use for example the glyph name "rcaron.terminal" which has no Unicode value in HTML? or any other such case? Is it even possible? I think it must be surely but I got no clue.

It's easy for regular letters like the glyph "ß" where I would just type "&#xDF" and get that character or "&#223" (same result) but for glyphs without any Unicode value I don't know what I'm supposed to do...? I've tried also &rcaron.terminal; but nothing, where as something like "&hearts" would work giving a heart glyph of god knows what font, probably Arial I dunno.

Do I need to use state some specific encoding aside from ANSI in my html document?

ie. < meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-8" > or something... like Im really lost lol

Troubles with html entities referred to specific glyphs (HTML, FontLab)

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Hello everyone,
I try to explain you the problem.

I created a typography that has both common (e.g. between "f" and "i") and custom (e.g. between "p" and "p") ligatures and used FontLab to export the font in ttf.
Now I want an HTML page to display the font and I write & #xFB01 for common ligature between "f" and "i".
But where should I operate to display custom ligature between "p" and "p"?

Thank you in advance for your attention!
Filippo

Troubles with html entities referred to specific glyphs (HTML, FontLab)

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Hello everyone,
I try to explain you the problem.

I created a typography that has both common (e.g. between "f" and "i") and custom (e.g. between "p" and "p") ligatures and used FontLab to export the font in ttf.
Now I want an HTML page to display the font and I write & #xFB01 for common ligature between "f" and "i".
But where should I operate to display custom ligature between "p" and "p"?

Thank you in advance for your attention!
Filippo

Better web typography with OpenType features

Now that webfonts are supported by all major browsers, more and more professional fonts are available for web linking. These fonts usually contain a large set of OpenType features, which are only accessible in OpenType-savvy applications like InDesign, Illustrator or QuarkXPress. Browsers have barely supported such advanced typographic features so far. But with the latest Beta of Firefox 4 this is about to change …

http://bit.ly/9FVmg0

see also: http://typophile.com/node/73173

Dreamweaver, Web, CSS and HTML for typographers

I am a traditional typographer having difficulty understanding HTML tools, some are easy, such as emphasis; though why "ital" wasn't used rather than "em" is a mystery; shouldn't "em" have been reserved for an em-space?

The above example is easy to set in typographic programs such as QuarkXPress or InDesign, and the coding made sense on Quadex and other type systems, back in the day. Note that there are hanging numerals in bold, the text is set 9/11, with alignment for breaking lines, and 2 pts additional space between paragraph returns.

The same goes for the superior shown, again, easy in Quark or InDesign, nearly impossible (at least to me) in HTML.

HTML Quote, Blockquote, and Cite elements.

I hate to bring this up, but it has always bothered me about Typophile:

Quotations are the backbone of discussion, but two positively mundane HTML elements, <q> and <blockquote>, are disallowed?

Because of this, the poor <cite> element is used and abused, although it is not the most appropriate markup for quotations.

According to the W3C, "<cite>" is markup for text which "contains a citation or a reference to other sources." (HTML 4.01 Specification &sect; 9.2.1 Phrase elements)

Allowing <cite> is fine, even giving it a little semantic wiggle room, but not allowing <q> or <blockquote> is just plain silly.

Given that this is a forum for discussion, shouldn't the proper markup be allowed?