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Jonathan Kew

Mozilla |

Jonathan Kew studied engineering at Cambridge University in England, before moving into linguistics and computing. From 1985 to 2008, he worked with SIL International, first in Asia and then based in the UK. During this time he has applied many levels of computing technology, from CP/M to Mac OS X, to various aspects of south Asian and near Eastern text processing and typesetting. In late 2008, he joined the Mozilla engineering team, and works primarily on font and text-related issues. His main interests lie in non-Roman font design and script engineering, text processing, and typesetting.

Presentation details

Advancing Web Typography

Session 71 | Room Anahuac room 1
Thursday 29 October | 10:40 – 11:20

Duration: 40 minutes

Typography on the web often boils down to the use of CSS font properties to control text layout using a small set of universally available fonts. We will discuss how basic CSS font properties work, the font matching process and differences across platforms and browsers. The use of downloadable fonts has the potential to dramatically change the typographic landscape on the web. We will discuss the CSS @font-face downloadable font mechanism and the state of current implementations, touching briefly on the associated font license conundrum. Proposals for adding better typographic controls to CSS will also be discussed.

Web fonts discussion panel

Panel session NA | Room Anahuac room 1
Thursday 29 October | 16:40 – 17:20

Duration: 40 minutes

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