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Re: Not replacing OTF/TTF linking

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 13:44:21 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908071144m3a799a92hf0d0ef576e90e791@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Ben Weiner<ben@readingtype.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wrote:
>>
>> As I understand it, this proposal is intended to *replace* OTF/TTF font
>> linking."
>
> Sylvain Galineau wrote:
>>
>> Fwiw, it was also never a goal of the EOTL proposal to replace anything,
>> or even suggest that it should do so.
>
> Erik van Blokland wrote (on OpenFontLibrary):
>>
>> The webotf proposal does not state anything about replacing otf / ttf
>> linking.
>
> OK, I thought that was an significant issue.
> In fact both EOTL and webOTF proponents are happy that TTF and OTF remain as
> viable formats for linking with @font-face as they are in current W3C
> recommendations, and that the format is selected on its merits (like,
> publisher A will license in format Y or type-designer B thinks the licence
> expression is better in format Z) alone.
>
> Am I catching up now?

You got it.  The standards battle we're having is never about settling
on a single format, but rather just achieving interop formats.  The
number of formats eventually settled on is basically irrelevant, as
long as they're implemented by everybody.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 7 August 2009 18:45:22 GMT

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