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RE: question

From: Russ Rolfe <rrolfe@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 09:44:14 -0700
Message-ID: <F7B97826912BC4419D5DDF53B216945304044A91@WIN-MSG-10.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: "Michael Jansson" <mjan@em2-solutions.com>, "Salih Karadayi" <salihkaradayi@superonline.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

Although Michael is correct about fonts working or not on Windows 98, it needs to be noted that IE 5 and beyond allows one to view (i.e. use fonts) for Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Pan-European Languages, Thai and or Vietnamese on an English Windows 98 system.  So with WEFT, you are assured that if the fonts you need are not on the viewers system that they will be loaded when they visit your page.  You can read more about the web language support for Windows 98 at:

   http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/usingwindows/internet/articles/908aug/ie5intl.asp

Regards, Russ (rrolfe)
One of the World-Ready Guides (wrg)
Are you World-Ready?  http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Jansson [mailto:mjan@em2-solutions.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 9:32 AM
To: Russ Rolfe; Salih Karadayi
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: question

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.

Regards,
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
t.htm?fname=%20&fsize=

Regards, Russ (rrolfe)
One of the World-Ready Guides (wrg)
Are you World-Ready?  http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev
 
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