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Re: New tests for web fonts

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:24:59 -0700
Message-Id: <6F5317D5-5E36-41A6-AA29-F0BBBDE1E305@gmail.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

On my iphone, the Khmer scripts only showed up as a bunch of rectangles.

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 25, 2008, at 11:10 AM, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:

> On Aug 25, 2008, at 5:42 AM, Richard Ishida wrote:
>> Safari 3.1.2: Armenian, perfect; all others yield blank space  
>> (although the reference text is rendered correctly for Hindi,  
>> Arabic and Urdu in the default browser font).
> This problem is unique to Safari on Windows.   Safari on Mac can  
> handle complex scripts just fine.
> Uniscribe requires an HFONT that represents the downloadable font in  
> order to render, but we could find no Windows API that would allow  
> us to privately install a downloadable font and obtain an HFONT from  
> it.   Windows has APIs for doing this for .EOT, but not for Truetype/ 
> Opentype.
> It's not clear to me how any browser is going to support Truetype/ 
> Opentype downloadable fonts on Windows, but maybe the Mozilla guys  
> have found a technical solution.
> dave
> (hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 19:25:57 UTC

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