Apparatus of a hand-held device for exposing non-standard fonts in a network document to an operating system

  • US 9,892,093 B1
  • Filed: 06/29/2016
  • Issued: 02/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus of a hand-held device for exposing a non-standard font of a network document to an operating system comprising:

  • a processing unit;

    memory to store instructions that, when executed by the processing unit, cause the processing unit to;

    implement a browser for navigating to a network document of a website hosted at a website server;

    enable communication between the browser and the web site server;

    provide access by the browser to the network document;

    generate a transmission for a request to a font server, based at least in part on the network document, to download a font file to the hand-held device, wherein the font file corresponds to a defined character or group of characters;

    receive at the hand-held device the font file from the font server, based at least in part on the request to download a font file to the hand-held device; and

    automatically expose at least a portion of the font file to an operating system on the hand-held device, to enable the operating system to render one or more of the defined character or group of characters, wherein an installation module is used to automatically expose the at least a portion of the font file to the operating system, and wherein the installation module copies the font file to a temporary font directory and updates a system font table of the operating system to include information about the font file.

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