Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Improved Typographic Feature Support Coming to WebKit

Safari is not the new IE, but one area where it lags embarrassingly behind other browsers is in CSS and OpenType typographic feature support. This is particularly glaring for a company that has traditionally focused on reproducing type as great as it can be on screen. This set of changes to WebKit largely remedies that, with support for enhanced ligatures, alternate character sets, and more. This is fabulous news for anyone who cares about great typography on the web (he wrote in twelve-point Helvetica).