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RE: EOT-Lite File Format

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:58:27 -0700
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1249009107.6257.197.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
On Fri, 2009-07-31 at 02:43 +0000, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> >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.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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