Web Fonts: New W3C Working Draft

A new W3C Working Draft has just been released, which extends CSS1 to
allow for the description of fonts. These descriptions enable

- improved client-side font matching, rather than simple name matching
- client-side synthesis of simailar-looking fonts
- dynamic download of fonts from a web server, for use by the stylesheet.

Public comment is invited, and should be sent to this list.

The draft is a product of the W3C Cascading Style Sheets and Formatting
Properties working group, and builds on the recommendations of the W3C
Fonts working group.


Chris Lilley, W3C                          [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
Graphics and Fonts Guy            The World Wide Web Consortium
http://www.w3.org/people/chris/              INRIA,  Projet W3C
chris@w3.org                       2004 Rt des Lucioles / BP 93
+33 (0)4 93 65 79 87       06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Received on Wednesday, 23 July 1997 19:45:08 UTC