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

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Wed Dec 3 08:52:08 UTC 2008


           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).


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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