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Re: Rumours of the death of "new, professionally designed typefaces" are perhaps exaggerated?

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:08:35 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600908031608k750b80aat9252a472bd31698f@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: www-font@w3.org
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com> wrote:

> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>
>     The idea that there should be multiple formats to reflect the
>>    difference in IP or licensing status -- i.e. naked fonts for free
>>    fonts and some different, probably wrapper format for non-free fonts
>>    -- strikes me as daft.
>>
>
>  The idea that creators and users of free fonts should be forced to jump
>> through hoops to "protect the IP" of third parties they have no connection
>> with strikes *me* as daft.
>>
>
> The idea that most computer users recognise a distinction between free
> fonts and non-free fonts similarly strikes me as daft,


By "users" here I meant "Web authors".

Rob
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