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RE: question

From: by way of Martin Duerst <Tim.Foster@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 14:08:29 -0400
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On Wed, 2003-07-09 at 17:44, Russ Rolfe wrote:
 > 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.

... assuming all your site visitors are using Microsoft Internet
Explorer.

None of the demo pages at
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/default.htm appear
correctly in Mozilla Firebird 0.6 running on Solaris 9 for example

[ though they do mention that those demos are IE specific ]

Mozilla Firebird will happily display Arabic, Cyrillic and Hebrew text
quite well from a Unicode web page such as :

  http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/

on my platform, at least, without using any non-standard extensions.

As Michael Jansson correctly pointed out in his comprehensive mail
earlier on this thread, Unicode support varies by platform, so it's a
question of how much you're willing to limit your audience to a
particular platform (or release) to make your life as a web-designer
easier.

You may find more useful stuff at :

http://developers.sun.com/dev/gadc/faq/web.html
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/intl/

Finally, you might also want to consider section 508 compliance before
choosing any method for displaying text, as it could impact how
accessible your web site is.

	cheers,
			tim
	

--
Tim Foster - Translation Technology Engineer, CNP eProductization,
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2003 14:51:31 GMT

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