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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:41:42 -0700
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-font@w3.org
Message-Id: <1246412502.6109.16.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 21:37 -0400, Levantovsky, Vladimir wrote:
> I want to say that I absolutely support with both hands what Thomas has proposed. 
> I also think there is also a way to merge this and Jonathan's proposal so that we would get "wrapped(compressed(X))", which is both useful as a generic wrapper format and provides real tangible benefits for both authors and users.

> Thank you, Thomas!

Well, thank you!

I remain extremely skeptical of the utility of 
font-specific compression here so I am not fully
behind precisely what you say but we seem to be 
very close to agreement.   You could argue for
font specific compression and change my mind
or drop it and either way I would be happy.

Regards,
-t




> Cheers,
> Vladimir
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On
> > Behalf Of Thomas Lord
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:52 PM
> > To: Håkon Wium Lie
> > Cc: Sylvain Galineau; www-font@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback
> > 
> > On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 01:25 +0200, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> > > Also sprach Sylvain Galineau:
> > >
> > 
> > > The only thing I ask for from MS is that you also commit to support
> > > TT/OT linking in IE, like you do in other products. This will require
> > > an hour or so of your time.
> > >
> > > Will you do it?
> > 
> > 
> > It sometimes appears that Håkon and I have
> > deep differences so I want to say that I
> > second him in that question.  It's a question
> > of Microsoft's sense of social responsibility
> > towards the standards process.
> > 
> > I will pimp for my own version of compromise:
> > 
> > I think MSFT should say, essentially, "darn
> > straight we will do that but only if you agree
> > that if a conforming browser accepts font
> > format X (where X is in this case TT and OT)
> > then it must also accept "wrapped(X)" wherein
> > we can convey licensing information along with
> > the font in a generic, open-ended, human-friendly
> > way that is also suitable for other appropriate
> > meta-data.
> > 
> > If everyone settles on my compromise then there
> > is a little work to do but the legitimate concerns
> > of the vendors of restricted-license fonts are
> > satisfied AND the web is improved in a significant
> > way with a bright future that leads to further
> > improvements.
> > 
> > Thank you for your consideration.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > -t
> > 
> > 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 01:42:22 GMT

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