|Summary:||RFE: Add font autoinstallation support|
|Product:||WebKit||Reporter:||Nicolas Mailhot <email@example.com>|
|Version:||528+ (Nightly build)|
The Linux platform is gaining an on-demand font autoinstallation framework (BSD and Solaris will probably follow eventually). http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/AutomaticFontInstallation 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.