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Re: CSS21 @font-face removal

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:16:04 -0400
Message-ID: <3F941854.C73F7845@i18nguy.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-style@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org

Of course not.

Thanks Chris.
tex

Chris Lilley wrote:
> 
> On Monday, October 20, 2003, 6:52:12 PM, Henri wrote:
> 
> HS> On Monday, Oct 20, 2003, at 09:02 Europe/Helsinki, Tex Texin wrote:
> 
> HS> Then there's the practice of transferring Latin gibberish and applying
> HS> a font that is a Latin font from the system's point of view but
> HS> contains glyphs for another script. I think CSS 2.1 should not
> HS> accommodate fontifying Latin gibberish to look like text in a minority
> HS> script in browsers that happen to support such a trick.
> 
> I agree, so its handy that CSS 2 dissallows such a practice. But wat
> does that have to do with downloading fonts in general?
> 
> HS> That approach
> HS> may appear to work (for some value of "work") in some cases but causes
> HS> problems with search engines and usually with browsers other than the
> HS> one the author of the page was using.
> 
> I think these are well understood problems; I am certain that Tex was
> not suggesting the use of such mechanisms.
> 
> --
>  Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org

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