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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 14:26:20 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908061226v148ac6e2r8cf015f4287be0e4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Cc: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, Chris Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Thomas Lord<lord@emf.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 10:12 +0200, François 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.

Do you have any reason to believe that authors in the wild would ask
for that?  Or is this just part of your charming hypothetical?

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 19:27:18 GMT

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