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RE: Webfonts from FontFont

From: Richard Fink <rfink@readableweb.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:04:51 -0500
To: "'Adam Twardoch \(List\)'" <list.adam@twardoch.com>, "'www-font'" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003801cab751$3fd81440$bf883cc0$@com>
Adam Twardoch wrote:

>I was very happy to discover your tool a few days ago. Of course, your
>statement that other utilities "are now obsolete" is only true if one
>uses Microsoft Windows.

Point taken.
Concerning my use of the word "obsolete" to describe the product of anyone else's hard work: this was and is a mistake. And I retract and apologize to any and all who deserve such. Misguided and inaccurate usage.
Consider me smacked upside the head.

>I'm glad you chose to distribute it as donationware.

"Surveyware" so far. With the results of the survey to be published for review by anyone interested in developments in fonts on the web and the concerns and interests of the development community.

Thank you for the vote of approval.

Regards,

Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Adam Twardoch (List)
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:23 PM
To: 'www-font'
Cc: rfink@readableweb.com
Subject: Re: Webfonts from FontFont

Richard Fink wrote:
> I'd like to announce the availability of a new free tool for creating
> natively compressed EOT files: EOTFAST.
> http://eotfast.com
> Savings in file size typically range from 45% to 70%.
> It's fair to say that other conversion utilities like Microsoft WEFT or
> ttf2eot are now obsolete.

Richard,

I was very happy to discover your tool a few days ago. Of course, your
statement that other utilities "are now obsolete" is only true if one
uses Microsoft Windows. EOTFAST is a Windows-only commandline utility,
and since it uses a Windows API call to use the Windows built-in
conversion, I understand that there is no way to port it to Mac or
Linux. Using a virtual machine to run one commandline utility sounds
like a little bit like an overkill, and in some conversion scenarions
(e.g. on a web server running Linux), it's pretty much impossible.

Yet I agree that your utility is highly useful, and I'm glad you chose
to distribute it as donationware.

Regards,
Adam

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