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Providing fonts for all tests at www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/Fonts/

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:44:05 -0500
Message-ID: <2e33a1942f50ff227d2af15675052a7c.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "Public CSS test suite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Hello all,

We should be providing all necessary and recommended fonts for any/all
tests at

http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/Fonts/

and we do not.

The fonts licenses should allow use, download, even embeddability.

Ideally, the filesize of fonts should be small (100KB or smaller).

If, say, 2 tests like

http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/nightly-unstable/html4/text-transform-bicameral-021.htm

http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/nightly-unstable/html4/text-transform-bicameral-022.htm

require a font capable of rendering the Deseret alphabet, then we should
assist testers by providing a deseret-capable font in
http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/Fonts/

Same thing with Japanese font(s). There are now dozens of text-related
and typography-related tests requiring a Japanese font and such number
of is growing. Unless someone can propose better (smaller and free to
use), I propose mplus-1p-regular font (1.3MB)
http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/webfonts/mplus-1p-regular.ttf

I do not know who creates+maintains the .zip file
(http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/Fonts/css-testsuite-fonts-v2.zip) and
the page
http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/Fonts/


Whether or not we create tests to embed or download fonts and until we
can create appropriate tests with @font-face, such page should be
proposing, recommending fonts available now and, in the future, as a
fallback, for user agents who do not or can not support WOFF or other
@font-face rules.

More reading on this topic:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-css-testsuite/2013Feb/0023.html
from Chris Liley

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-css-testsuite/2013Feb/0037.html
from John Daggett

Gérard
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