This is huge news.
The fonts from, err, Google Fonts are now available on Github.
This new “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” (try saying that three times fast) judges you instantaneously with a “risk analysis engine” that considers miscellaneous bits like your IP address and the movements of your mouse cursor to see if you’re actually made of flesh and blood. In the event that you don’t pass muster the first time ’round, you’ll have to sit through a more traditional CAPTCHA complete with those all-too-familiar screwy words and numbers.
An interesting approach, but isn’t it a shame that this requires such profound engineering in the first place?
It seems like the DirectWrite implementation for the Windows version of Chrome is close to being finished. Thank the gods.
We’re polishing the implementation and making sure it’s ready to ship to all of Chrome’s Windows users. Take a look at the “Blocked on” list for Issue 25541 for what is remaining.
We’re working hard on these and allowing DirectWrite from within the sandbox. When these are all finished we’ll ship it. From there it’ll make its way through Dev Channel, Beta, and finally hit Stable, generally around 10 weeks later, give or take.