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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:44:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907012235350.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Ian Hickson<ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Wouldn't operating systems just build support in for these fonts, 
> > making the entire exercise pointless?
> In the worst case, we still have an universally-supported standard, 
> which is better than it looks like we'll have anytime soon if we don't 
> contemplate a new format of some kind.

I don't see much benefit in having a font format whose only difference 
from TTF is such that it doesn't work in Windows, but that is otherwise 
identical (working on Linux and Mac, having exactly the same features as 
TTF, and working exactly like TTF would in all browsers except IE).

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