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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
>TTEMBED_TTCOMPRESSED and TTEMBED_XORENCRYPTDATA flags check out, and
>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.

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