lucy24 - 9:22 pm on Jul 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
I look forward to a future where site designers routinely embed 200K fonts in a 40K page :( (My own "Fonts" library currently contains 612 items. This may be excessive. Sorting by size gives a median of about 100K. The biggest ones are the CJK families; but second-biggest are the ones with major unicode support.)
I wish this part could be shown in huge red type:
src: local(Gentium), /* use locally available Gentium */
url(Gentium.ttf); /* otherwise, download it */
That is: let the visitors use their own version of the font if they've got it, rather than downloading a massive file they don't need. w3 probably picked the name "Gentium" out of a hat -- but on my system, it's a pair of 1.6MB files (Italic and Roman). Brr.
More font support is a very good thing for the web
Insert boilerplate about browsers-which-shall-remain-nameless that only learned how to do font substitution the week before last-- and still don't really understand it.