W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-css-archive@w3.org > March 2020

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

From: Chris Lilley via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 14:14:02 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-593971232-1583244840-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@r12a wrote:

> I'm worried about the impact of this on minority language users, and also specialists such as egyptologists, and other script researchers. 

It helps to look at the [taxonomy of users](https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/4055#issuecomment-536169515) suggested by @hsivonen; the egyptologists would fall into group 6

> If users can opt to allow certain fonts which are never likely to appear in the browser defaults, it sounds like they expose themselves to fingerprinting, which doesn't make this a great solution for large numbers of people.

Only if some web page has  

<p class="foo">π“†“π“‚§π“†‘π“†“π“‚§π“€€π“ˆ–π“π“ˆ–π“₯𓂋𓍿𓀀</p>
.foo {font-family: Segoe UI Historic};

and then tests to see that Segoe UI Historic in fact loads. Any other font covering Egyptian would not be tested here.

GitHub Notification of comment by svgeesus
Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/4497#issuecomment-593971232 using your GitHub account
Received on Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:14:03 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Tuesday, 5 July 2022 06:42:02 UTC