Allowing operating system access to non-standard fonts in a network document

  • US 20070055934A1
  • Filed: 05/30/2006
  • Published: 03/08/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A network document recorded on a computer readable medium, the network document being adapted for use on a computer having an operating system and a network browser, the network document comprising an electronic file that has embedded therein, attached thereto, or reference to:

  • computer executable instructions identifying a display character used in the network document and identifying a font used to render the display character;

    a font package comprising computer readable formatting information necessary for an operating system of a computer to render the display character using the identified font; and

    an exposure module comprising computer executable instructions for installation of the exposure module on the computer and for installation or exposure of the computer readable formatting information contained in the font package on or to the operating system such that the operating system can render the display character using the identified font when displaying the network document and other applications controlled by the operating system can also render the display character using the identified font, whereby when the display character is displayed in the network document or by the other applications, the display character is displayed using the exact same font.

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