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Re: Line layout in browsers

From: Philippe Wittenbergh <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:55:06 +0900
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To: CSS <www-style@w3.org>


On Jan 18, 2008, at 6:39 AM, David Hyatt wrote:

> We have an ascent hack in WebKit that hacks the metrics of Times,  
> Helvetica and Courier on the Mac platform to boost their ascents to  
> more closely match their Windows counterparts (Times New Roman,  
> Arial and Courier New respectively).  Therefore when compared with  
> other browsers on the Mac platform when using those fonts, WebKit  
> will have a larger line-height.  Now that those Windows fonts are  
> available on Leopard this hack may not really be needed any  
> longer.  (Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New were not available  
> on Tiger or earlier without installing Microsoft Office.)

Uh ?
Those fonts are part of a default OS X 10.3 and 10.4 install.
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25710>
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301332>

But thanks for confirming that you have some sort of hack for  
Helvetica in WebKit.

Philippe
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Received on Thursday, 17 January 2008 23:55:15 GMT

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