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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:24:57 -0700
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907060924v6ac5118byf1590d7c046e0b9f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Christopher Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Sylvain Galineau<sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
>>Then, as part of that spec, we would have a table to hold  a machine
>>readable license, different sets of embedding bits (for document, web,
>>pdf, e-book, etc, use) - fields to hold such data as serial number and
>>so on, and whatever else font foundries and vendors think they need, all
>>held right in the font.
> Several browser vendors object to enforcing rules embedded in a resource; whether rootstrings or embedding bits, this is
> Something that has been discussed and rejected a number of times afaik.

That is one of the core issues, for certain. I think many font vendors
will be slow to embrace web fonts without this. However, at least a
couple of the biggest and most key vendors seem amenable, so the
current compromise direction can still get some large/key players.

Cheers,

T
Received on Monday, 6 July 2009 16:25:37 GMT

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