Internet Explorer 10 adds support for CSS OpenType markup

Si_Daniels's picture

News hot off the web!

IE joins Firefox in supporting CSS OpenType markup.

Many thanks to FontShop, Monotype and The Font Bureau for producing some great demos to show off the technology. When it comes to web typography some would claim that OT support is "bigger than WOFF" :-) I know I would.

Cheers, Si

Si_Daniels's picture

Yep, the demos are linked to the article, direct links here...

http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Graphics/opentype/opentype-monotype/in...
http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Graphics/opentype/opentype-fontbureau/...
http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Graphics/opentype/opentype-fontfont/in...

Note you need IE10 DP4 on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, or a recent version of Firefox.

Si

Igor Freiberger's picture

Great news. Nice to see the W3C standard supports petite caps. Maybe Word 2016 and Adobe CS9 would do the same.

John Hudson's picture

Si, to clarify, is this IE support using the working draft CSS3 syntax to which you linked, or the 'moz' syntax that Mozilla implemented to support OTL while awaiting publication of the CSS3 standard?

Si_Daniels's picture

IE is using the syntax from the latest working draft, but with an ms- prefix.

Ivo's picture

Is there a specific reason for using a different syntax? I can imagine, that web developers won’t like this that much …

dezcom's picture

Thanks, Si!

Si_Daniels's picture

>Is there a specific reason for using a different syntax? I can imagine, that web developers won’t like this that much …

I think it's standard practice to align with the most recent version of a W3C working draft. FireFox implemented support quite a while ago, hence the earlier syntax.

However, once the standardization process is complete there will be no need to use the prefixes (ms or moz) and browsers will be expected to support the final syntax, which will likely match IE's implementation.

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