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Bug 11778 - downloadable font support missing
Summary: downloadable font support missing
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-17 22:30 UTC by Glenn Adams
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Glenn Adams 2011-01-17 22:30:16 UTC
As presently defined, HTML5 does not specify any standard mechanism for referring to downloadable fonts. In particular, HTML5 refers to CSS 2.1 WD, in which the @font-face rule no longer exists (in CSS2 it was defined). Indeed, HTML5 does make one informative reference to @font-face, but again fails to refer to any defining specification.

In order to support user defined and downloadable fonts, HTML5 should make reference to the CSS3 Fonts Module which defines the @font-face rule.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-02-15 00:47:17 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: You can use CSS without us referencing it.
Comment 2 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:12:40 UTC
mass-move component to LC1