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RE: Web Fonts

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 23:36:23 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0608242335370.10139@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:
> >
> > No more than for the <img> element. Probably significantly fewer 
> > concerns, if we ignore the name altogether... (it's hard to say that 
> > you're confusing the meaning of a trademark if you don't use it at 
> > all!)
> I suppose if one uses AddFontMemResourceEx() on the Windows platform the 
> handle to the font can be cached.
> Of course all other GDI functions to CreateFont, etc. will take a 
> logfont structure that needs the facename to access the right font.
> I believe that some more recent OSes like from Apple allow the font to 
> be installed from anywhere. However, one cannot assume that an OS will 
> not need the name of the font to use it. Maybe David can share what 
> Apple does.

By the time the font is being installed, the UA has access to the name -- 
it's the name in the font file.

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