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Re: FW: EOT-Lite File Format

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:25:45 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908040925g5b4a6a2dn3cd29ae713e1d304@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Cc: www-font@w3.org
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Dave Crossland<dave@lab6.com> wrote:
> 2009/8/4 Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>:
>> those sites are *already* expecting their fonts to only
>> work in IE [or non-IE]
>
> Wouldn't it make the web better if both those kinds of sites started
> working for more people?

Of course it would.  But the EOT used on those sites requires support
for rootstrings, which the non-IE browsers have made clear they don't
want to support (in roughly the same way that IE has made it clear
they don't want to support TTF).

It would also require implementation of MTX, which isn't yet under a
sufficiently free license.  Monotype, and Vlad specifically, have
promised in no uncertain terms to release it under such (and if I
recall correctly, this has mollified some of the Moz devs, which are
operating under the strictest legal restrictions) if it's included in
a standard, however.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:26:47 GMT

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