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Re: Client fonts

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 15:45:04 +0900
To: João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>, "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Cc: "Paul Libbrecht" <paul@activemath.org>
Message-ID: <op.tvd41eqewxe0ny@widsith.local>

João, Paul, are you interested in writing a more formal specification? And  
in doing the work of asking browser developers whether they have a need or  
desire for this, and are likely to implement it?



On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 00:42:46 +0100, João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>  

> There could be a collection, similar to navigator.plugins, which is  
> navigator.fonts.
> That collection would be bound to a read only array in ecmascript, on  
> which method like join() could be used to get a quick list of all fonts.
> This can be immensely useful for any rte editor which runs on a browser.

> Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org> escreveu:
>> Le 9 juil. 07 à 21:55, João Eiras a écrit :
>>> Is there any proposed API to get information about installed fonts
>>> in the client at runtime ? something like navigator.plugins or
>>> navigator.mimeTypes
>> I would largely second that!
>> Even obtaining the metrics would be nice.
>> Moreover, knowing if an installed font does have glyph-x or glyph-y
>> (note: a unicode range availability is useless) should be.

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