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Re: Font bug in IE 5.5

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: 15 Oct 2000 15:25:23 -0000
Message-ID: <20001015152523.28236.qmail@phoenix.futurequest.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
You wrote:
> Which is the bigger bug? barfing if Arial has been removed from the 
> system, or: presenting a font which it believes to be of the correct
> font family??

The real bug is that IE ignores the *requirements* of the CSS 
specification, which state that where the specified character does not
have a glyph in the requested font, that font _must not_ be used. If it
did this, any defect in the font's type signalling would be irrelevant. 
Received on Sunday, 15 October 2000 11:25:26 UTC

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