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RE: I expect all foundries to start offering web font licenses within 6 months.

From: Richard Fink <rfink@readableweb.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:41:55 -0400
To: "'Sylvain Galineau'" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, 'Håkon Wium Lie' <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: "'Dave Crossland'" <dave@lab6.com>, "'Thomas Phinney'" <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, "'www-font'" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007101ca0950$a223f6a0$e66be3e0$@com>
Monday, July 20, 2009 <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
>it's definitely not required by EOT and there are other alternatives today.

Yes. It's kind of a moot and tangential issue at this point. My
understanding is that Ascender has new, free tools in the works for EOT
Lite. Tools from other sources will undoubtedly be available, as well,
friendlier than the command line tool you mentioned in an earlier post.
FWIW - I think, in general, EOT Lite isn't quite understood as yet. My first
initial reaction to it was, "Huh? What the heck is this, now?". I couldn't
understand how they magically did away with the rootstrings requirement. But
the original code allowed for it. Go figure.
There's a post on my blog that explains it pretty well, I think:
http://readableweb.com/jeffrey-zeldman-questions-the-eot-lite-web-font-forma
t/

Cheers,

rich
-----Original Message-----
From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
Sylvain Galineau
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 10:25 AM
To: rfink@readableweb.com; 'Håkon Wium Lie'
Cc: 'Dave Crossland'; 'Thomas Phinney'; 'www-font'
Subject: RE: I expect all foundries to start offering web font licenses
within 6 months.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Fink [mailto:rfink@readableweb.com]


>I don't think so. Check again. WEFT's interface is weird and can
>mislead.
>I've created EOT's simply by specifying a domain name. No scanning of
>web
>pages required. You can also list drive letters and folders on the local
>system in case you're creating a Hyper-Text Application or similar app,
>also.

It is confusing. Even if it did, it's definitely not required by EOT and
there are other alternatives today.
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