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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 20:05:01 +0200
Message-ID: <19020.63181.229359.567718@opera.com>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-font@w3.org
Also sprach Chris Wilson:

 > Microsoft would prefer that a group including font vendors, web
 > designers, and user agent implementers work together to come up
 > with a solution that respects the needs of all (including the needs
 > that EOT did not meet for the other browser vendors, BTW).

User Agent implementors are here. Web Designers are here. And we
seemed to find common ground on the original proposal from Ascender, a
font vendor.

Now, it appears that Ascender have changed their mind; to "use
commercial fonts today", they revised their proposal. Their argument
[1] is only about timing, so one must presume they're still
comfortable with their original proposal.

Therefore, it seems that all stakeholders that you mention are
comfortable with Ascender's original proposal. Still, you dismiss it.
Are there other reasons why you cannot support the outlined
compromise?

Also, could you share with us the communication between MS and
Ascender between their first and second proposal?

[1] http://typophile.com/node/59489

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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