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Re: Web Fonts

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 22:00:39 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200608242100.k7OL0dx29566@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

One point that had not been made by the time that I left the office 
was that one purpose of having detailed font data is to allow the
viewer to choose its best approximation of the face before the
font has downloaded, or instead of downloading the font.

Another point was about providing the local font as a fallback.  In my
experience of the IE implementation, this is not equivalent to the
@font-face version given. IE seems to only consider the remote font in
these cases, and in the few cases where I've used embedded fonts, I've
modified the face name, after running WEFT, so that I can include the
local font (a standard Microsoft Windows 98 Chinese one) ahead of the
"embedded" version.

Unfortunately, my ISP's inbound mail is down again at the moment - it
is getting to the point where they may lose me - so I can't give
threaded responses, or cover all the points I would have liked to have
Received on Thursday, 24 August 2006 21:01:03 UTC

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