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Re: Adobe-Apple-Netscape ..

From: <glen@met.bitstream.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 96 16:35:37 est
Message-Id: <9602068261.AA826159192@met.bitstream.com>
To: jme@c-art.com, howcome@w3.org
Cc: www-font@w3.org
We have done a review of both approaches that compete directly with Bitstream 
TrueDoc technology. In general Microsoft's proposal is TrueType centric and 
Adobe's is somewhat Postscript centric. TrueDoc is absolutely neutral in that it
handles both formats, is platform independent and is available now. Hakon, I 
would like to have a BOF meeting at the Paris conference in May regarding 
transport of fonts, how they are referenced, imaged, and printed. I willing to 
set up the meeting an work on this. Could you indicate how to proceed?
  There is also information on each font proposal at  http://fonts.verso.com/   

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Subject: Adobe-Apple-Netscape ..
Author:  www-font@w3.org at huxleypo
Date:    3/6/96 2:24 PM

John Eadie writes:
 > I'm new to this list and I wonder if someone could 
 > catch me up on what the Adobe-Apple-Netscape HTML font 
 > extensions announcment means.  Apparently the technology 
 > will incorporate Type 1 / Truetype and also fit in 
 > with W3 style sheet designs.
I have linked this press release, along with the one from Microsoft, 
from [1]. It seems that the two announcements complement each other, 
and this is a good chance to work together to find a common font 
solution for the web.
[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Fonts/
Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France 
http://www.w3.org/People/howcome  howcome@w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 6 March 1996 17:25:26 UTC

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