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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 22:11:04 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200605022111.k42LB5H05184@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> 
> So I'd want to say, "choose the first set of fonts that can
> meet all of the following needs".

The CSS model doesn't have a concept of a font set, and, in practice,
for information bearing pages, there is a high probability that, even
just based on the characters used, there will either not be a solution,
or the solution will be suboptimal (e.g. one of the Chinese fonts will
allow mixing Chinese and Roman characters, but the Roman characters 
will be monospaced and ugly).

Currently IE seems to use the first font found of those in the current
font-family list and the font resolution code in the open source browsers
tries to use various heuristics to find an optimal solution.
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 04:40:38 GMT

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