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Re: The unmentionable

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 20:00:33 -0700
Message-ID: <4A6FBB51.9060405@tiro.com>
To: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
CC: www-font@w3.org
Dirk Pranke wrote:

> Apart from the first paragraph, I am curious what you believe "what
> kinds of protections [the browser makers] would be willing to accept"
> to be.

The kind that the current draft versions of .webfont and ZOT provide. 
There's been enough positive engagement with .webfont from John D and 
Håkon to make it reasonable to conclude willingness to accept the 
minimal protection in that format, and the ZOT proposal came from within 

I know that John and Håkon are not the only non-IE browser makers 
subscribed to this list, but they are the only ones very actively 
involved in the conversation -- not just here, but also on the Typophile 
forums --, so I apologise if I am assuming too much if I use their 
positive response to gauge general acceptability of these proposed 
formats including their minimal protections.


PS. I should add that your message earlier this month
was a significant contribution to the discussion. Thanks for that.
Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 03:01:18 UTC

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