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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: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:25:36 +0000
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Sure. I wasn't very specific about what i meant by 'this'. What i'm most concerned about is whether those users will be prevented from using the local fonts, like they are in Safari.  Taking egyptologists as an example (of a specialist group), fonts like JSesh are widely used (by egyptologists), and new fonts are in development for support of the new Unicode characters that create quadrants.  These fonts are relatively large, due to the nature of the script (so not great if you have to download several as webfonts to use  on a single page), and i assume are unlikely to be added to any lists. I'm hoping that we find a solution that ensures that egyptologists can continue to use these fonts from their local system, and a solution that's not overly technical or complicated.

Similar concerns arise for users of 'minority' languages or scripts, especially if there's a backlog of existing content out there that relies on system-based fonts.

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