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RE: EOT-Lite File Format

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 02:43:49 +0000
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E021333B7@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
>From: John Hudson [mailto:tiro@tiro.com]

>But that implies that it may treat an EOT font as if it were EOTL, if
>that seems to me problematic if it means that a non-nil rootstring with
>meaningful content relative to that EOT font -- and perhaps to the
>license for that EOT font -- is ignored. The whole point of the EOTL
>format is to make a new format that is not burdened by rootstrings, not
>to treat all existing old-format EOT fonts with rootstrings as if they
>were EOTL.

Rootstrings are used to restrict the use of the font to the current origin.
Which is what Firefox already does by default.

Received on Friday, 31 July 2009 02:44:32 UTC

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