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Re: Welcome, and introductions

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 19:06:15 +0100
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To: public-webfonts-wg@w3.org
Hello all,

I'm Jonathan Kew, from Mozilla, where I work mainly on font- and text-related code in Gecko. I'm relatively new to this, having been with Mozilla about 18 months. I have a particular interest in non-Latin scripts, and the fonts and text-rendering technologies that support them. Previously, I worked with SIL International where I did font development using AAT and OpenType technologies (and various earlier generations, now lost in the mists of time), and worked on typesetting software (particularly XeTeX), as well as hands-on typesetting of books in several non-Latin alphabets using the tools I was developing.

I have not participated in W3C working groups before, but have had some involvement with standardization processes in relation to Unicode/ISO 10646, where I have contributed proposals and attended Technical Committee meetings on a few occasions.

I am keenly interested in seeing a Web Fonts standard emerge that serves the needs of the full spectrum of browser makers and other implementers, as well as type designers and foundries, commercial vendors and free-software advocates, and of course Web authors and users, so that typography on the Web can begin to draw on a far wider collection of resources. I hope to see the Fonts WG formalize the WOFF specification and related recommendations such as access controls so that we can secure a truly interoperable and typographically rich future for the Web.

I'm based in England, so GMT in the winter, GMT+1 currently.

Jonathan

On 9 Apr 2010, at 15:22, Chris Lilley wrote:

> Hello public-webfonts-wg,
> 
> A few folk mailed me to check they were subscribed ok and to ask what was happening. So, a quick welcome message seems in order.
> 
> if you are on this list then your AC Rep has nominated you to the WG (if you work  for a W3C Member organization). Or, you are an approved Invited Expert. Or, you are W3C staff. In any case the list membership is database backed and tied to the patent Policy; you don't need to do anything extra to join.
> 
> We seem to have most of the organizations who said they would join, now. I have hopes for a few others, and we may have one or two more invited experts also.
> 
> So, to kick things off, please send a mail to this list introducing yourself - what is your background, what are your hopes for this WG, what is your level of existing W3C experience (e.g. other WGs). Also, what time zone you are in (which will help us plan a suitable teleconference time).
> 
> (The introductions will also allow me to check that everyone subscribed can send to the list.)
> 
> -- 
> Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
> Technical Director, Interaction Domain
> W3C Graphics Activity Lead
> Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
> 
> 
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