[webkit-dev] Updating and Enabling the CSS Font Loading Spec

Dirk Schulze dschulze at adobe.com
Tue Jul 29 11:38:11 PDT 2014

On Jul 29, 2014, at 7:42 PM, Bear Travis <betravis at adobe.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> WebKit has support for an older version of the CSS Font Loading Specification [1], implemented back in 2013 [2]. I would like to bring this work in line with the current version of the specification, and enable it by default in the nightlies. The specification provides support for coordinating font loading: querying if fonts have loaded, requesting specific fonts to load, and providing notifications as fonts are loading.
> Other browsers have a positive outlook on the feature. Chrome has already shipped it [3], and Mozilla is in the process of implementing it [4].

Do you want to implement it behind a compile time flag? IMO it is an important and great API. However, Cameron filed a lot of specifications but reports while implementing it [1]. So there might still be some issues to discover.

I strongly support the implementation though.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Jun/

> Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
> -Bear
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-font-loading/
> [2] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98395
> [3] http://www.chromestatus.com/features/6244676289953792
> [4] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=835247
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