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Re: Line layout in browsers

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 19:53:51 -0600
To: Philippe Wittenbergh <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <6C01604E-D0D2-4CA0-BFE8-84FDCCD31EC9@apple.com>

Yes, I forgot to mention that Mac IE would bring in those fonts too.

dave

On Jan 17, 2008, at 5:55 PM, Philippe Wittenbergh wrote:

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> On Jan 18, 2008, at 6:39 AM, David Hyatt wrote:
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>> 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.)
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> 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>
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> But thanks for confirming that you have some sort of hack for  
> Helvetica in WebKit.
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> Philippe
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> Philippe Wittenbergh
> http://l-c-n.com/
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