Re: Netscape says CSS1 and Unicode support to be in NS 4.0

Chris Ridd (C.Ridd@imc.exec.nhs.uk)
Tue, 03 Dec 1996 15:47:25 +0000


Message-Id: <32A44B8D.D4E@imc.exec.nhs.uk>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 15:47:25 +0000
From: Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@imc.exec.nhs.uk>
To: Dave Carter <dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Netscape says CSS1 and Unicode support to be in NS 4.0

Dave Carter wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 3 Dec 1996, Chris Lilley wrote:
> 
> > David Perrell wrote:
> > >
> > > Chris Wilson (PSD) wrote:
> > > > Actually, there is a font working group within the W3C who have been
> > > > developing a method for embedding fonts in Web pages using Cascading
> > > > Style Sheets (CSS) syntax - I believe the proposal was jointly
> > > > developed by Microsoft and Adobe.
> >
> 
> How will this work across platforms??? Surely font formats for different
> platforms are completely different?? Or will they be generated by
> something like TeX Metafont?

Yes, bitmap font formats are usually completely different on different
platforms, however there are a few outline formats - TrueType, Type 1,
and OpenType - which are *reasonably* cross-platform. Hopefully source
code for renderers is going to be given away as part of the
standardising deal.

Chris