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

Chris Wilson (cwilso@MICROSOFT.com)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 13:16:59 -0800


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From: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
To: "'David Perrell'" <davidp@earthlink.net>,
Subject: RE: Netscape says CSS1 and Unicode support to be in NS 4.0
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 13:16:59 -0800

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.

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	David Perrell [SMTP:davidp@earthlink.net]
>Sent:	Thursday, November 22, 2096 11:55 AM
>To:	Benjamin Franz; www-html@w3.org
>Subject:	Re: Netscape says CSS1 and Unicode support to be in NS 4.0
>
>Benjamin Franz wrote:
>> There is bunch of other fluff in there (surprise surpise) but those
>are
>> the magic items for me.
>
>Great news. Another significant greater-than-fluff is:
>
>"Web fonts. ... In addition, pages using a particular font will be able
>to temporarily download that font with the page so it can be viewed
>with the exact font the designer desired. Because the fonts are either
>those shipping with Navigator or downloaded to it, this eliminates the
>limitation of the Font Face tag, which can display a font only if it
>finds it on the user's system."
>
>The only worrisome thing is the wording regarding the Font Face tag. I
>hope the downloaded font urls will be declared in the document head so
>that such fonts can be used transparently by both stylesheets and
>inline font tags. If this is going to require some ridiculous new tag
>or tag attribute then better to not do it at all.
>
>David Perrell
>