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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:19:55 -0400
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20907011919i6ee469cdo6d8b3082a829ce35@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>
Cc: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-font@w3.org
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Levantovsky,
Vladimir<Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:
> I share both of your views on this. I think that compression is going to
> be the most valuable component of the new web font format, providing
> benefits for both authors and users.

I think the most valuable component will be the fact that it's
actually supported by everyone.  Font-specific compression is a
reasonable idea -- we don't require generic compression for images or
videos, now, do we? -- but IMO it would be best to get
interoperability first, and think about further enhancements later.
There's no sense in sidetracking the discussion with compression
before we have *complete* agreement on the much more divisive aspects
of the wrapper format (what sort of anti-piracy measures? bare font
linking also supported?).  gzip isn't optimal, but it's good enough
for a start.
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