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

  • US 8,522,127 B2
  • Filed: 05/30/2006
  • Issued: 08/27/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tangible computer readable storage medium adapted for use with a first computer coupled to a network to make the tangible computer readable storage medium accessible such that the tangible computer readable storage medium is usable by a second browsing computer coupled to the network, the computer readable storage medium including:

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

    a font package comprising formatting information necessary for the second browsing computer to render the display character using the identified font, the font package separate from the computer executable instructions identifying the display character; and

    an exposure module comprising instructions for retrieval and installation of the exposure module on the second browsing computer from the first computer and for installation or exposure of the font package to the second browsing computer from the first computer responsive to the first computer receiving a request for the font package from the second browsing computer so that the second browsing computer can render the display character using the identified font, whereby when the display character is displayed, the display character is displayed using the exact same font.

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