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RE: question

From: Michael Jansson <mjan@em2-solutions.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 18:32:09 +0200
Message-ID: <CFDB95B7A60B714698C8E065A0759B0D1B3C@gateway.em2-solutions.com>
To: "'Russ Rolfe'" <rrolfe@windows.microsoft.com>, Salih Karadayi <salihkaradayi@superonline.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org

It's important to note that although WEFT will let you embed Unicode fonts
suitable to show Arabic text, such fonts will only work on later versions of
Windows (e.g. Windows 2000 and above).

Put in a different way; WEFT processed fonts (eot files) are neither more or
less functional than the font they are based on. If a font does not work on
Win98, then it will still not work on Win98 after being processed by WEFT.

There are some additional notes about the language support of web fonts in
the WEFT release notes, which is found on the WEFT user community home page.

em2 Solutions
Michael Jansson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russ Rolfe [mailto:rrolfe@windows.microsoft.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 6:06 PM
> To: Salih Karadayi
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: question
> Salih,
> > How can I show all these languages succesfully. I don't 
> know all iso 
> > codes of these languages and also language codes (exm. 
> Turkish=TR but 
> > Urdu ???)
> > and standard fonts. For example can I use "Traditional Arabic" in 
> > Arabic languages. ect. Please help me immediately. Sincerely,
> You may also want to look at Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts 
> Tool 'WEFT'.  
> It lets Web authors create 'font objects' that are linked to 
> their Web 
> pages so that when an Internet Explorer user views the pages they'll 
> see them displayed in the font style contained within the font object.
> You find out more about WEFT at:
> http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/weft3/defaul

Regards, Russ (rrolfe)
One of the World-Ready Guides (wrg)
Are you World-Ready?  http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2003 12:32:19 UTC

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