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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 03:54:44 -0700
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907030354g57f7c1ddr7a7e5a29d18bef65@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 1:50 AM, Håkon Wium Lie<howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Chris Wilson:
>
>  > > - it seems wasteful to require everyone to convert legitimate TTF/OTF
>  > >   files to a new format for web use
>  >
>  > Why?
>
> Take, for example, the free Larabie TTF fonts. Their license [1]
> states that:
>
>  You can add this font to a website but do not combine fonts into a
>  single archive or alter them in any way.
>
> So, one can publish these in their native TTF form, but one cannot
> convert them to some other format. Therefore, by refusing to support
> TTF/OTF linking in IE you also limit the availability of fonts that
> can be legitimately used.
>
> [1] http://www.princexml.com/fonts/larabie2/read_me.html

Actually, that readme file clearly DOES allow EOT usage (see the
reference to WEFT). Clearly the author is not excited about the
wonderfulness of EOT, but he's fine with people using it on his fonts.

Cheers,

T
Received on Friday, 3 July 2009 10:55:24 GMT

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