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

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 16:54:53 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1127267.415421249516493046.JavaMail.root@cm-mail02.mozilla.org>

John Hudson 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.

Right, I can't see this fix sticking since it will cause all sorts of
regression bugs (i.e. embedded documents suddenly not rendering the
correct font).  Maybe Microsoft can comment here?
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:55:34 GMT

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