[Fedora-packaging] Web Assets/JavaScript guideline drafts

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 12:36:43 UTC 2013

On 7/12/13, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> wrote:
> In practical terms every recent browser supports opentype natively. The
> only exception are old IE versions but they will choke on an the HTML5
> tricks webapps authors are fond of anyway.
> http://caniuse.com/ttf

Those old IE versions include all those that work on Windows XP.  I'm
extremely hesitant to say "you can't support webfonts in IE on XP in
Fedora"; that's still a huge userbase for webapp developers to ignore.

Even if you want to leave out WOFF there's also the matter of SVG
fonts, which cannot be replaced by TTF/OTF in some instances.

> Pushing a gazillon different formats as webfonts is pure cargo culting
> nowadays (the exception being non-free fonts but we don't ship those
> anyway)

I don't want "a gazillion different formats", just those specifically
permitted by the W3C.


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