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RE: Web Fonts

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:54:30 -0700
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F910EFDABA@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <www-style@w3.org>

Unfortunately, the IE story is not good with falling back down a chain.
Currently, if we don't match we do our own fallback. That will be fixed
in a version after IE 7. 


-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of David Woolley
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 5:01 AM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: Web Fonts

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 made.
Received on Thursday, 24 August 2006 22:13:23 UTC

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