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RE: New tests for web fonts

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 12:12:50 +0100
To: "'Sergey Malkin'" <sergeym@windows.microsoft.com>, <www-international@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701c90b5a$8207c800$86175800$@org>

Hi Sergey,

I eagerly tried my EOT tests with IE8 beta2, but still didn't get results unless I switched to the compatibility mode.

Am I missing something?

RI

============
Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sergey Malkin [mailto:sergeym@windows.microsoft.com]
> Sent: 26 August 2008 20:04
> To: Richard Ishida; www-international@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: New tests for web fonts
> 
> Richard wrote:
> 
> > IE8: (surprisingly) No support (and a problem displaying the Thai, Tibetan,
> Myanmar page at all)
> 
> You are looking at pretty old build. I suggest you try again in a few days ;)
> Where can I see fonts you used for creating EOTs? Are they the same files you use
> in test-webfonts-1?
> 
> David wrote:
> > Never mind. I forgot that we use an EOT wrapper now to make this work on
> Windows.  You should test again using a Windows nightly.  Those fonts should
> work in the nightlies.
> 
> This is great to hear. I guess you are using t2embed.dll for EOT support, is this
> right?
> 
> Thanks,
> Sergey
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Richard Ishida
> Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 3:43 AM
> To: www-international@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: New tests for web fonts
> 
> 
> I've been developing a set a of tests for downloaded opentype font and .eot font
> support in browsers for languages that use 'complex scripts', since that is a hugely
> valuable use case for web fonts across a large proportion of the world.  Lots of
> people are producing free embeddable and editable open type fonts so that
> people in their region can read Unicode based web pages. (A large proportion of
> the over 800 fonts on my system fall into this category.)
> 
> I'd be happy for people to poke around at these tests, and check that there are no
> errors, before I announce them officially.  You can find them at:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-webfonts-1
> 
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-webfonts-2
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Preliminary results from a quick initial test show the following:  (all tests on
> Windows XP using Uniscribe v1.626.5756.0)
> 
> Truetype/Opentype downloads
> ========================
> 
> IE7: No support
> 
> IE8: No support (and an unexpected problem displaying the Thai, Tibetan,
> Myanmar page at all)
> 
> Firefox 3: No support
> 
> Opera 9.51: No support
> 
> Safari 3.1.2: Armenian, perfect; all others yield blank space (although the reference
> text is rendered correctly for Hindi, Arabic and Urdu in the default browser font).
> 
> 
> 
> .eot downloads
> ============
> 
> IE7: Armenian supported fine; Khmer, mostly ok but drops or displays as boxes
> certain characters; Hindi, perfect; Arabic, only shows certain characters, doesn't
> place multiple diacritics properly; Urdu, only shows aleph; Tibetan/Thai/Myanmar,
> Tibetan and Myanmar are perfect, but Thai represents some combining characters
> as square boxes.
> 
> IE8: (surprisingly) No support (and a problem displaying the Thai, Tibetan,
> Myanmar page at all)
> 
> Firefox 3: No support
> 
> Opera 9.51: No support
> 
> Safari 3.1.2: No support (but behavior varies: Armenian, default font; Khmer, blank
> space; Hindi, Arabic & Urdu, default font; Thai, default font, but Tibetan and
> Myanmar, blank space)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> If you are interested in sending me results of tests you have run yourselves, please
> send me screen snaps and the following info:
> OS, UA version, Uniscribe/Pango/Core Text/etc version.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> RI
> 
> 
> 
> ============
> Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
> 
> http://www.w3.org/International/
> http://rishida.net/
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Sunday, 31 August 2008 11:13:27 GMT

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