From: Behnam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 19:28:49 CDT
Font embedding is only useful if it allowed font download and
installation so that it wouldn't load it again when the web-page is
reloaded the second time. This of-course has a copyright issue.
As it stands now, it doesn't have much utility. Ironically, the
languages that need it the most belong to countries that still have a
sporadic connection with 56K modem to the internet at best!
On 27-May-09, at 7:44 PM, Sergey Malkin wrote:
>> How many browsers/platforms do you think support embedded fonts in
>> same format
> Of course, there is no such thing as "any machine". But 50-80%
> (depending on country and who you ask) of Internet users use IE,
> which supports EOT font embedding. If this is not enough Safari
> supports raw font embedding, as well as FireFox 3.5 and Opera10
> Betas. Having single font in EOT and raw font is not big problem.
>> and with the same level of support for the "complex" rendering rules?
> Percentage of machines that can shape text according to OpenType
> complex script shaping specifications is even higher than IE market
> share, it is even higher than Windows market share. Uniscribe,
> Pango, ICU, Apple, Adobe all support OpenType-based shaping (not
> for all scripts, of course), so this should not be a problem to use
> OpenType fonts for embedding.
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