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Re: My solution of webfonts problem

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 20:25:46 -0700
Cc: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0287D232-F390-493A-BA68-5A181A19FCD6@comcast.net>
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>

On Apr 19, 2008, at 5:18 PM, Dave Crossland wrote:

> If a local font has the same name as a web font and has wider Unicode
> coverage, and the page includes text that should be rendered by the
> web font with Unicode values beyond its coverage but that are covered
> by the local font, should the UA mix the two?

I would say yes, because font-family, according to the spec, is  
supposed to look for the availability of _each character_ by going  
down the list of preferred fonts. If the first item on the list is  
"Constantia", and there is both an installed version and a @font-face  
version, then (if you could verify that they were different) I think  
it should be as if the font-family value began with the two versions  
of "Constantia" instead of one. Kind of like this:

{font-family: Constantia[web-font], Constantia[system-font], [second  
choice font, etc.] }
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