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RE: New tests for web fonts

From: Sergey Malkin <sergeym@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:04:21 -0700
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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Richard wrote:

> IE8: (surprisingly) No support (and a problem displaying the Thai, Tibetan, Myanmar page at all)

You are looking at pretty old build. I suggest you try again in a few days ;)
Where can I see fonts you used for creating EOTs? Are they the same files you use in test-webfonts-1?

David wrote:
> Never mind. I forgot that we use an EOT wrapper now to make this work on Windows.  You should test again using a Windows nightly.  Those fonts should work in the nightlies.

This is great to hear. I guess you are using t2embed.dll for EOT support, is this right?

Thanks,
Sergey



-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 3:43 AM
To: www-international@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
Subject: New tests for web fonts


I've been developing a set a of tests for downloaded opentype font and .eot font support in browsers for languages that use 'complex scripts', since that is a hugely valuable use case for web fonts across a large proportion of the world.  Lots of people are producing free embeddable and editable open type fonts so that people in their region can read Unicode based web pages. (A large proportion of the over 800 fonts on my system fall into this category.)

I'd be happy for people to poke around at these tests, and check that there are no errors, before I announce them officially.  You can find them at:

http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-webfonts-1


http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-webfonts-2





Preliminary results from a quick initial test show the following:  (all tests on Windows XP using Uniscribe v1.626.5756.0)

Truetype/Opentype downloads
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IE7: No support

IE8: No support (and an unexpected problem displaying the Thai, Tibetan, Myanmar page at all)

Firefox 3: No support

Opera 9.51: No support

Safari 3.1.2: Armenian, perfect; all others yield blank space (although the reference text is rendered correctly for Hindi, Arabic and Urdu in the default browser font).



.eot downloads
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IE7: Armenian supported fine; Khmer, mostly ok but drops or displays as boxes certain characters; Hindi, perfect; Arabic, only shows certain characters, doesn't place multiple diacritics properly; Urdu, only shows aleph; Tibetan/Thai/Myanmar, Tibetan and Myanmar are perfect, but Thai represents some combining characters as square boxes.

IE8: (surprisingly) No support (and a problem displaying the Thai, Tibetan, Myanmar page at all)

Firefox 3: No support

Opera 9.51: No support

Safari 3.1.2: No support (but behavior varies: Armenian, default font; Khmer, blank space; Hindi, Arabic & Urdu, default font; Thai, default font, but Tibetan and Myanmar, blank space)




If you are interested in sending me results of tests you have run yourselves, please send me screen snaps and the following info:
OS, UA version, Uniscribe/Pango/Core Text/etc version.


Cheers,
RI



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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/

http://rishida.net/






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