[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 135976] New: Use CSS unicode-range to optimize @font-face downloads

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Fri Aug 15 07:03:38 PDT 2014


https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=135976

           Summary: Use CSS unicode-range to optimize @font-face downloads
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: All
               URL: http://chris.improbable.org/experiments/browser/webfon
                    ts/universal-noto-sans/
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: New Bugs
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: chris at improbable.org


http://chris.improbable.org/experiments/browser/webfonts/universal-noto-sans/ has two test cases where the CSS unicode-range property can be used to avoid @font-face downloads when the page does not include characters in the range.

Testing is simple – load one of the testcases and see whether fonts other than the Thai or Armenian font are downloaded:

* http://chris.improbable.org/experiments/browser/webfonts/universal-noto-sans/all-in-one.html
* http://chris.improbable.org/experiments/browser/webfonts/universal-noto-sans/single-name.html

Reported to Apple as rdar://18030068 for iOS

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