Re: Shouldn't fonts embedded through @font-face be available in <canvas>?

On Monday 2010-09-27 08:11 +1300, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> This problem has been discussed before on the WHATWG list. It's tricky
> because in some browsers (e.g. Gecko) we only start loading the font after
> you try to draw text that needs it. One possible solution: after drawing
> canvas text with a font that hasn't finished loading, when the font finishes
> loading fire an event at the canvas, e.g. "fontload".

Another possible solution (which might be useful for other things,
but also might be more painful to use than a solution specific to
this problem) is to add APIs to CSSFontFaceRule to:
 * find out if the font is loaded
 * request that the font be loaded (and add an observer to be called
   when it is)


L. David Baron                       
Mozilla Corporation             

Received on Sunday, 26 September 2010 19:46:34 UTC