For sheer balls, you have to admire Opera’s CTO Håkon Wium Lie. Over the past couple of years he has: 1) filed an antitrust complaint with the EU against Microsoft for it’s failure to support “fundamental and open web standards” in Internet Explorer 2) addressed a group of professional font designers and advised them to, essentially, give away their work for free 3) publicly accused Microsoft of having a monopoly on fonts 4) written an article about font-linking for a major web design publication without a single mention of licensing issues.
The Fat Lady Farts
After all the noise, Opera goes and gets @font-face wrong.
We recently reported Opera’s non-standard @font-face syntax, but apparently the problems go deeper than that.
They’ve owned up to it on their developer website:
A demo page showing the problem here: Web Fonts Problem
A demo page showing the hack for fixing here: Web Fonts Workaround
Of all the things to screw up on, it had to be @font-face, of course.
Ouch! That’s gotta hurt.