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Including WOFF in ACID3

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:19:47 +0000
To: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E2803E1BE@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

Many of you must be familiar with the ACID3 browser test hosted at http://acid3.acidtests.org/.

It runs a set of Javascript tests and includes a visual rendering test as well. Namely, if the @font-face rule 
in the test fails to load a white X on a fuchsia background will be visibile in the top right corner. The font
used for this is the Ahem font, a CSS test font composed of four rectangular glyphs of known em sizes:

The current test loads this font as a raw TTF only. It would seem appropriate for the test to be updated
with a WOFF version of the test font i.e. instead of just:

	@font-face { font-family: "AcidAhemTest"; src: url(font.ttf); }

...the test rule would be:

	@font-face { font-family: "AcidAhemTest"; src: url(font.woff), url(font.ttf); }

Ian Hickson maintains the test and is willing to do the edit given approval on a publicly archived mailing list
by browser vendors. Would that be OK with everyone ?

Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:20:23 UTC

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