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Re: [CSS21] @font-face question

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 20:27:36 +0200
Message-ID: <1132052027.20040505202736@w3.org>
To: "Anne van Kesteren (fora)" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: Adam Badura <abadura@o2.pl>, www-style@w3.org

On Wednesday, May 5, 2004, 2:46:42 PM, Anne wrote:

AvKf> Adam Badura wrote:
>> Hallo!
>> "@font-face" was in CSS2 and is not in CSS21. How then can I use font from
>> my own font file using CSS21 and HTML 4.01. Or is there a way using
>> something other, perhaps DHTML or JavaScript?
>> Adam Badura (abadura@o2.pl)

AvKf> There is currently only one browser

one HTML browser

AvKf> that support '@font-face' and CSS 2.1 requires at least _two_
AvKf> implementations (that are not in conflict) before it gets added
AvKf> in.

Although, apparently, they don't have to be HTML implementations

AvKf> However, '@font-face' is still in CSS3.

Its also still in SVG 1.0 and in that form is implemented by Batik,
Adobe, Corel and the mobile subsets of it are implemented by Bitflash,
CSIRO, Intesis, KDDI, Zoomon and perhaps others (we are in the middle of
retesting based on a larger test suite).

AvKf> (You probably misunderstood one of the CSS 2.1 goals, it is a snap shot
AvKf> of current CSS useage.)

Although whether that is a snapshot of current usage in HTML browsers
or more generally remains unclear.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Wednesday, 5 May 2004 14:28:01 UTC

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