[Ilugc] [OT] Non-local font support in Firefox?
kums at gmx.net
Sun Oct 8 05:54:59 IST 2006
Binand Sethumadhavan wrote:
> On 08/10/06, Kumaraguru <kums at gmx.net> wrote:
>> > Does anyone know if Firefox supports non-local font types like EOT
>> > (MSIE) or PFR (Netscape) either natively or via extensions?
>> Is this what you are looking for?
> Maybe, but I don't think so. From the extension's page, it looks to me
> as if it converts "the following dynamic font schemes" (which is
> basically what EOT or PFR is) to Unicode. Now, from my understanding
> of Unicode, it is just an encoding and doesn't actually specify the
> font. Thus, I need the font specified by the website locally installed
> anyway to use this extension - that is, I am back at square one
> (especially if the dynamic font is rather obscure and is not available
> as a TTF).
AFAIK, mozilla/firefox doesn't have any built-in support for
dynamic fonts. I doubt they even have it in their future plans. The
extension I mentioned actually translates the text encoding to unicode
so that they can be seen using the unicode fonts installed in your
system. By this I mean, you can even copy & paste the text to gedit
and it will still be unicode and viewable if you have any unicode font.
I have no idea about malayalam fonts but unless you are into DTP and
want to print a page with the exact font the site uses, IMHO, it doesn't
really matter :-)
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