[webkit-dev] Fwd: Typography in webkit

Meir TOLEDANO meir.toledano86 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 02:34:58 PDT 2011

Hi to everyone,

I am working on web  project which deals with lots of fonts (thousands and
thousands...) so I need to use the @font-face css features and I would like
to have precision about that:

1. How, the browser validate a font?
For example if the font have glyph codes in CC (control character), the font
seems to be found invalid by a webki based browser (I tested with the last
version of Chrome/Win7).
Another example, some malformed fonts has "unvisible" glyph (glyph with no
contour but with width), how the webkit deals with.
What is the exact rule? Which class in the source code is responsible of
validation, where it is?

2. What is the font rendering engine?  Is it FreeType? Which version?

3. Which font format is supported? Which one is recommended if any?
Same question for mobile version of Webkit.

4. What about Kerning and Ligature in Webkit? Are they supported? Mobile

5. About font fallbacking, CSS norm seems to recommend panose-1
classification. Is this features supported?

6. Which font table (GDEF, FFTM...) is supported?

Thanks in advance for information


2011/10/10 <tomz at codeaurora.org>

> Hi Meir.  This list is primarily for contributors to discuss dev issues in
> WebKit itself.  You will have more luck with
> http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-help.
> For more info, see http://www.webkit.org/contact.html
> Regards,
> --Tom
> > Hi to everyone,
> >
> > I am developer in a project which to produce thousands of HTML5 pages. I
> > have lofts of problem with fonts and typography in general (@font-face,
> > kerning, ligatures..).
> >  I don't want to spam this mailing list so I wondering is there a webkit
> > dev
> > who is specialist(s) about those questions?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > Meir
> > _______________________________________________
> > webkit-dev mailing list
> > webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> > http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/webkit-dev
> >
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