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Re: Webfont compression

From: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 15:01:31 -0700
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B58045DB-81D6-456E-8263-8CF77300DA68@adobe.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>

On Jul 21, 2009, at 1:44 PM, John Daggett wrote:

> I was surprised that the issue of compression came up several times
> during the Typecon web fonts panel discussion [2] but no one pointed  
> out
> that general gzip compression is available for all web content.   
> Several
> folks presented the somewhat distorted view that standard TTF/OTF  
> fonts
> have to be served uncompressed while EOT fonts can be compressed.   
> This
> seems to be a persistent misconception.

I actually didn't know that, John, so thanks. (Not paying close-enough  
attention the subject, obviously.)

Of course we don't worry as much about external font compression,  
since subroutinized CFF has decent inherent compression.

-Christopher
Received on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 22:02:12 GMT

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