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Re: Font license vs. conversion between font formats

From: Christopher Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:29:05 +0600
Message-ID: <4A5377D1.7040304@gmx.net>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Aren't these bitmaps also limited to B&W only, no greyscale?

Thomas Phinney wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:56 AM, Mikko
> Rantalainen<mikko.rantalainen@peda.net> wrote:
>> OTF files can include bitmap glyphs if I haven't totally misunderstood.
>> Do not distribute the actual font shaping data if you are not
>> comfortable with anybody copying that data. Instead, pre-render those
>> shapes as bitmaps and distribute a collection of those bitmaps as the
>> "web font". Use deformed vector shapes if such data is always required
>> by the OTF (I don't know). That would be the low-res font file directly
>> comparable with low-res image.
> 
> Although that would be great in principle, and you're right about the
> font format supporting bitmaps, I am of the impression that current
> operating systems do not support those bitmaps AFAIK. If that is
> correct, then such fonts would not work on Mac or Windows. (I'll trust
> others to correct me if I'm mistaken here.)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> T
> 
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