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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] limit local fonts to those selected by users in browser settings (or other browser chrome) (#4497)

From: Henry Chan via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 02:00:31 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-651473177-1593482430-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Academics studying the Seal Script regularly need to use multiple fonts for getting the exact shape from an exact version of Shuowen Jiezi.  Each font is upwards of 40MB.  This cannot be practically delivered via web font technologies, and it would very inconvenient for every user to have to enable it in the browser through settings.  Also, a on/off setting for all sites means forcing researchers to choose between extremely high fingerprintability vs being able to actually do their work.

What if instead the website is responsible for requesting to use a particular local font, limited to e.g. 5 requests (each of 10 font families) per site (eTLD+1)?  The user will have to explicitly grant access to a particular font for the specific origin, reducing additional fingerprinting to sites the user trusts.

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