[webkit-dev] Port-specific OpenType support

Dirk Schulze krit at webkit.org
Sun Sep 14 01:04:01 PDT 2014

Previous attempts to drop SVG Fonts failed because SVG Fonts were used in older iOS version without WOFF support a lot. My latest unofficial/informal attempt was a couple of weeks ago by asking one Apple representative. What changed since then?


On Sep 11, 2014, at 11:03 PM, Martin Robinson <mrobinson at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Myles C. Maxfield <mmaxfield at apple.com> wrote:
>> My question to WebKit-Dev is: Are there any ports who:
>> 1) Want continued support for SVG fonts, and
>> 2) Whose platforms do not support OpenType fonts natively?
> WebKitGTK+ supports OpenType natively and I as far as I know we have
> no problems dropping support for SVG fonts. If SVG fonts are supported
> by the Mac port though, we will probably still want to maintain
> support for our own port, if possible.
> --Martin
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