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Re: CFF and Uniscribe

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:21:30 -0700
Message-ID: <4A6F339A.70605@tiro.com>
To: Sergey Malkin <sergeym@microsoft.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Sergey Malkin wrote:

> If browser is using Uniscribe, it will not work with CFF fonts because of Uniscribe problem which affects only fonts installed privately inside single process. Glyphs will display, but no complex script or contextual shaping will happen. It affects any embedded fonts format, because this code works after font is unpacked and installed with GDI. 

Karsten and I have been testing this with a couple of complex script CFF 
fonts and naked linking in Firefox 3.5 under Vista. My initial result is 
that the dynamic fonts are not displayed at all; instead default 
fallback TTF fonts for these scripts are used.

JH
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 17:22:14 GMT

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