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Re: @font-face and slow downloading

From: Yuzo Fujishima <yuzo@google.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 12:49:35 +0900
Message-ID: <BANLkTinmq4tP1+My9KFLezbUfFqcVr-1Ag@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
FYI. The latest Editor's Draft 28 April 2011 has a section for this.

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/#font-face-loading

Yuzo

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:25 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:


> On Jan 17, 2011, at 18:52 , John Daggett wrote:

> > David Singer wrote:
> >
> >> what I meant by 'as similar as possible' was not precise matching, but
> >> roughly 'gee if your custom font is monospace, at least choose a
> >> monospace font with about the same advance/font-size ratio as the
> >> fallback, and if your custom is condensed, try to find a condensed face
> >> as the fallback, and so on, so that text lays out roughly in the  
> overall
> >> same-ish amount of space'.  Obviously matching all the metrics,
> >> line-breaks, word positioning etc. would mean, as you say, you've  
> almost
> >> got the same font, so why bother with the custom one?
> >
> > As long as that's authoring advice and not user-agent behavior you're
> > talking about, I think it would be fine to include a discussion in the
> > spec.
> >

> yes, exactly, it's authoring advice.  many authors have the font locally  
> or
> can download it fast; they may never see the temporary fallback behavior,  
> so
> I think it worthwhile pointing it out to them that they should give it a
> moment's thought.

> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:50:29 GMT

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