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>
Status: UNCONFIRMED    
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).

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.