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Re: Merits and deficiencies of EOT Lite

From: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:11:59 -0700
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <67DCE365-69FC-4F13-9539-D39E8F684A3B@adobe.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Jul 27, 2009, at 3:51 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> While Adobe does use CFF fonts (and has expressed that it has no
> interest in releasing in any other format), I believe most foundries
> distribute in TTF, at least as an option.  (I know that all or nearly
> all of the fonts on my computer are TTF.)  So any issues with CFF
> fonts are at most minor in the short term.

It's a fair point, and might call into question my characterization of  
EOT as a "niche" solution without better CFF support. But your last  
sentence is certainly not true for Adobe (and any other foundry which  
primarily makes CFF-based fonts). Any issues with CFF fonts in Win/IW/ 
EOT are certainly quite major in the short term (if not longer) from  
our perspective.

-Christopher
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:18:05 GMT

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