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Re: CSS21

From: Scott Romack <sromack@PTSTEAMS.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 11:05:48 -0600
Message-ID: <C902C0F80A54A143AEEAB9893B758DB001C4A2@RICHARDSONSRV.PTSTEAMS.COM>
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>I don't buy this at all. I think single platform solutions are pretty
much a
>non-starter for many applications. Further, looking for designers to
provide
>fonts for the one platform that it supports, which also by the way is a
>platform that comes with a large number of fonts with many styles and
designs
>for western users, is not a sensible test for excluding the feature.
 
I agree with Tex,
Font design is a nontrivial task. If font embedding was supported
by most browsers (not just IE) designers WOULD create fonts for the web.
How do I 
know this? Just search for 'fonts for flash'. These are fonts created
for the sole purpose
of embedding in a web page; the difference is that these designers know
that if flash
is installed their page will be render consistently across
browsers/platforms. It would
be nice to be able to use fonts without having to resort to pluggins.
 
Another thing that could be done theoretically is to embed special
characters in the font
ex: arrows, bullets etc.
Received on Friday, 7 November 2003 12:03:09 GMT

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