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Re: Font streaming - good or bad?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 09:15:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
cc: "WAI List (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0204250914330.21751-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi Simon,

I am not sure what you mean by font streaming but if it is something like
webfonts in CSS2 or the SVG font system then there is some experience with it
(more so in SVG)...



On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Simon White wrote:

  Dear All,

  I have a client that wants to use images to make the text look good on a
  Web page (because it is anti-aliased and that makes the text clearer) but
  this causes enormous problems that I don't need to mention here.

  A workaround for this would be the use of font streaming to control the
  look of the text. However, although I cannot see that this would pose any
  accessibility problems per se, does anyone have any previous experience
  of font streaming and accessibility?

  In particular, does anyone at the W3C have any further information on
  this subject? If not, I am going to trial the idea and see what happens
  and would be happy to share my findings with everyone as long as I am not
  duplicating previous postings or ideas.

  I shall leave this in everyone's capable hands and look forward to
  hearing what people have to say about it.

  Kind regards

Received on Thursday, 25 April 2002 09:15:26 UTC

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