Re: Pb with Unicode Tifinagh with Internet Explorer

From: Behnam (
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 19:28:49 CDT

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    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.
    > Thanks,
    > Sergey

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