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

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:08:46 -0700
To: Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Cc: Chris Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
Message-Id: <1249582126.6082.19.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 10:12 +0200, Fran├žois REMY wrote:

> False. EOTC has been proposed as standard by Microsoft and all
> technologies related to him (MTX...) are beeing opened by Microsoft
> and Monotype Imaging. Any browser could implement EOTC.
> 
> The problem is that no browser *want* to do so.

None of the other browser makers want to implement
the protection features of that proposal.  If 
people who currently have restricted license fonts
in the wild in EOT were to assert that other browsers
should go ahead and implement EOT but without any
kind of enforcement, some other browser implementers
would likely still object but the case in favor would
at least be a lot stronger.

-t
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 18:09:33 GMT

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