ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012

10 Article Authoring Tag Set • 10.4 Elements

10.4.83 <glyph-data> Glyph Data for a Private Character

Most characters in an XML document can be expressed as regular Unicode® codes. Characters not in the Unicode Standard tables have traditionally been expressed as explicit font calls (non-portable), created as inline graphics, or defined in one of the Unicode private-use areas where users may define their own characters. The <glyph-data> element is used when there is known to be no font available to render a private-use character. This element provides information on the actual glyph that is associated with the private-use character.

Content model:

Text, numbers, or special characters