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Re: the discussion is over, resistance time

From: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:56:04 -0400
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5E80F04B-6C94-479C-86F7-A068980E6545@typesupply.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
On Jul 1, 2009, at 10:45 PM, Thomas Lord wrote:

> Fine, then they can simply not license their fonts for
> web use.  The rest of us will get by, just fine.  Ask
> Zapf.

Wow.

I think contentious comments like this and others show that people are  
losing sight of the goal. We're all here to find a way to make fonts  
work on the web in a way that satisfies the needs, not necessarily the  
wants, of all parties. If that turns out to be one format that is  
supported by all browsers and is easy for users to use, would that be  
the worst possible outcome?

Please note that I, a type designer, am not endorsing a single format,  
two formats or anything at this point. This is an extremely complex  
and nuanced issue for those of us who make fonts. Polarizing  
statements are not helping us type designers feel any more comfortable  
with the risk we are being asked to take.

Tal
Received on Thursday, 2 July 2009 18:58:19 GMT

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