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Re: Expanded font handling in HTML 5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 00:33:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Schnegg <mms@wenmark.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907070031550.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Mark Schnegg wrote:
> 
> One of the continuing frustrations with HTML, is the minimal font 
> support provided.
> 
> I was hoping that in HTML 5, there would be an option to allow fonts 
> (OpenType?) to be available to be downloaded into a cache on the local 
> machine, if it is not present in the local installation.

This is a CSS feature:

   http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-webfonts

It works in Firefox and Safari, as I understand it.

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