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Re: [css3-webfonts] Proposal-in-progress for cross site font sharing [was "Downloaded fonts should not..."]

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:26:14 -0700 (PDT)
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <22039762.170091208507174878.JavaMail.root@cm-mail02.mozilla.org>


>> 3. Use with complex or rare scripts.  This is a big issue in India,
>> where EOT fonts are used as a way of overcoming the lack of fonts that
>> support specific scripts. Concurrent with the increased interest in
>
> I think you may be referring to the abuse of glyph sets with bogus 
> character encodings.  

No, I was actually referring to the general lack of fonts that support complex scripts in general.  The evil EOT wacky charset hack was one attempt to work around this, downloadable OpenType fonts is a much better solution.  Given the general diversity of fonts for many non-Latin languages, web design is restricted to small, common sets that ship with an OS.  Even in a market as large as Japan, the set of fonts you can assume are available is a set you can count with your fingers, no toes needed. ;)

John Daggett
Mozilla Japan
Received on Friday, 18 April 2008 08:27:00 GMT

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