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Windows EOT name table limit (was: EOT-Lite and ZOT Firefox test build available)

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 09:54:38 -0700
Message-ID: <4A79B94E.3010103@tiro.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
John Daggett wrote:

> Gentium won't work in IE8/Win 7 due to a regression bug in the t2embed library; as part of a Windows security patch the decision was made to not load fonts with more than 5K in a name table record, which includes fonts like Gentium...

And a lot of other fonts. Pretty much any font that contains a license 
text in the OT name table, as permitted by the OT specification, is 
going to exceed this limit. It isn't required to put the license text in 
the name table (and a license URL is possible in addition to or instead 
of the full text), but quite a significant number of font developers do 
this.

JH
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 16:55:24 GMT

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