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[vox-tech] fonts and web pages

i'm picking on garamond, but the questions apply to all fonts...

according to opera, i have 3 garamond families:

   garamond [Monotype]
   garamond [Freefont]
   garamond [Xft]

according to gimp, i have 2 garamond families:

   garamond [freefont]  -> only provides an italic font
   garamond [monotype]  -> very large family.

i'm curious:

1. why 3 families in opera and 2 in gimp?  i doubt xft is an opera
   supplied font.

2. tex has MANY "type 1" garamond fonts.  X supports "type 1" fonts.
   why can't a browser use tex's "type 1" garamond fonts?

3. i've determined that opera typesets:

   <FONT face="garamond">hello world</FONT>

   with garamond [Xft].  in fact, from a font dialog box, it looks like
   [Xft] is an anti-aliased (or perhaps an emboldened) version of

   can i use <FONT> to instruct a browser to use Monotype's Garamond
   instead of Freetype's?   something along the lines of:

   <FONT face="garamond" foundry="monotype">hello world</FONT>
   <FONT face="garamond" foundry="freetype">hello world</FONT>
   <FONT face="garamond" foundry="xft">hello world</FONT>

i'm asking because:

a. i'd like to compare fonts for myself (curiosity).
b. freefont's garamond stinks.  you'd think that garamond is an
   italic font since italic is the only family within freefont's
   garamond.  but garamond is NOT an italic only font...


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