Bug 22621

Summary: RFE: Add font autoinstallation support
Product: WebKit Reporter: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
Component: TextAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned@lists.webkit.org>
Severity: Enhancement CC: fonts-bugs@lists.fedoraproject.org
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description From 2008-12-03 00:52:07 PST
The Linux platform is gaining an on-demand font autoinstallation framework (BSD
and Solaris will probably follow eventually).


Webkit browsers should be plugged into it and use it to request the fonts the pages they render need. This would have a huge user impact, especially for pages that have strong i18n constrains.

Unlike proposals such as @font-face and EOT the fonts are sourced from trusted
user-controlled sources, are properly vetted legal-side, use the latest font
versions not old obsolete ones (with bug fixes), and are installed system-wide
where other apps can take advantage of them.