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Font MIME type (was RE: EOT-Lite File Format v.1.1)

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:47:36 -0400
Message-ID: <E955AA200CF46842B46F49B0BBB83FF297F015@wil-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
To: "John Daggett" <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "www-font" <www-font@w3.org>
On Friday, July 31, 2009 3:59 PM John Daggett wrote:
> 
> We should probably register a MIME type for EOT-Lite (e.g.
> application/font-eotlite).
> 

I would like to inquire the group if you see any need to apply to IANA for a top-level MIME type registration for fonts. The same question has been raised more than once in different organizations (in ISO/IEC SC34 and SC29, in OpenType forum) and since the number of different font formats and flavors (both current and historical) used by various applications now exceed two dozens, it would make sense to consider having "font/..." registered as a top-level MIME type (similar to image/... and other MIME types).

I know that in the past (circa 2003/2004) W3C Timed-Text group has made an approach to do that, and it failed mostly due to the lack of support; but the same issue has recently been discussed in both ISO/IEC SC29 and SC34 subcommittees, and together with ISO and W3C on board I believe we can submit a joint application and present a solid case why the top-level "font/..." MIME type is needed.

Any opinions are welcome.

Thank you,
Vlad

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