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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#173 CSS2 dynamic fonts, and OpenType

by leafdigital

Monday February 21st, 2000 4:26 AM

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My must-have feature:

I don't think Mozilla supports CSS2 dynamic fonts and OpenType (.eot, .eo1) format... although I haven't verified this. (If it does support it, I will jump around in glee, etc.)

I think this is really important - the web has been waiting SO LONG for a proper embeddable font standard and it *still* hasn't emerged.

(TrueDoc ain't it, and never will be. OpenType will be, as soon as it gets support.)

Anyone know more about this? I'd be interested to see if there is a place I can vote for proper dynamic fonts [I couldn't find an appropriate bug in bugzilla and I did search for "font"...]

I think this is probably the #1 most-wanted feature by web designers. Unless I'm wrong, IE actually supports this already, but if Netscape supports it too, life will suddenly become a bit nicer...

specification link (this is part of @font-face):

<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-…S2/fonts.html#referencing>

Of course, if OpenType isn't an option, but we could still have TrueDoc specified by the CSS2 tag, then that would be not too bad since we could just specify both the .eot and the .pfr in the CSS2, however I am a cheapskate and don't want to buy the expensive tools you need for making .pfrs :) It's hardly in keeping with the "open source" philosophy...

Is there anyone who keeps track with what's happening re Mozilla and fonts? I'd be interested in more information...

--sam