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Dynamic font mapping preferences

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  2. Dynamic font mapping preferences
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Dynamic font mapping lets Dreamweaver check whether the selected font family has the necessary glyphs to render each character. If the font family lacks the glyphs, Dreamweaver substitutes an appropriate font family that can display the needed characters. This prevents unwanted characters from appearing when you use multiple languages in a single document.

Enabling this option results in a slight increase in the amount of time pages take to load into a browser.

This option is available only on the Windows platform. On the Macintosh, fonts are always dynamically mapped.

To enable dynamic font mapping:

  1. Select Edit > Preferences.

    The Preferences dialog box appears.

  2. Select Fonts from the list of Preference categories.
  3. In the Font settings text box, scroll to the bottom of the list of available font settings, and select Unicode.

    The Use dynamic font mapping checkbox appears.

  4. Select the Use dynamic font mapping checkbox to enable dynamic font mapping.