[Bug 22621] New: RFE: Add font autoinstallation support

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Wed Dec 3 08:52:08 UTC 2008


https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22621

           Summary: RFE: Add font autoinstallation support
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Text
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
                CC: fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com


The Linux platform is gaining an on-demand font autoinstallation framework (BSD
and Solaris will probably follow eventually).

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/AutomaticFontInstallation

Webkit browsers should be plugged into it and use it to request the fonts the
pages they render need. This would have a huge user impact, especially for
pages that have strong i18n constrains.

Unlike proposals such as @font-face and EOT the fonts are sourced from trusted
user-controlled sources, are properly vetted legal-side, use the latest font
versions not old obsolete ones (with bug fixes), and are installed system-wide
where other apps can take advantage of them.


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