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Re: New tests for web fonts

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 14:50:18 -0500
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <8B41E379-C2FD-4EFA-A75E-844B21C39A6B@apple.com>

On Sep 7, 2008, at 1:58 PM, Richard Ishida wrote:

> Safari 3.1.2:
> font-linking: Georgian and Armenian, supports fine (though Georgian  
> text looks a little bolder); Khmer, blank space; Hindi, no support,  
> and a difference between the result for the downloaded font (blank  
> space) and the system default (correctly rendered text); Arabic,  
> same as Hindi; Urdu, blank space; Thai, Tibetan & Myanmar, blank  
> space (though system default shows fonts)
> EOT: no support
> Installed font text: Georgian, Armenian, Hindi, Thai, Tibetan &  
> Myanmar perfect; Khmer, a slightly higher placement of the vowel  
> sign diacritic above the base character when using the Battambang  
> font (not the Mool font), but otherwise fine; Arabic, in Arabic  
> Typesetting font only, misaligned contextual join between first two  
> characters of penultimate word, and in both fonts diacritics  
> slightly too high, though correctly placed relative to each other;  
> Urdu, blank space, though system default font looks ok;

Hopefully you can emphasize that these are Windows results (as the Mac  
version of Safari 3.1 should do much better than the Windows version).

Most of these bugs that you describe are fixed in WebKit nightlies for  
Windows.  (http://nightly.webkit.org/)  I don't know if you want to  
include those in your results, but I thought you should know that many  
of these issues have been addressed.

Received on Sunday, 7 September 2008 19:51:01 UTC

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