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From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:47:26 +0100
Message-ID: <193909866.20100303224726@w3.org>
To: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-font@w3.org
On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 5:10:10 PM, Thomas wrote:

TP> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:

>> The conformance requirement will be that WOFF must be supported and other formats may be supported. So implementations which plan to support it can of course do so. Just like they may already support other formats (EOT, CFF, raw TT/OT, SVG).

TP> WOFF is a wrapper format rather than a standalone format. WOFF
TP> wrappers can be deployed around any SFNT based font format, including
TP> TTF,  TTF/OpenType, OpenType CFF, TTF/AAT, TTF/Graphite (and perhaps
TP> .dfont?).

Yes.

TP> I hope the recommendation will include some statements about
TP> expectations for underlying format support. Making TTF, TTF/OpenType
TP> and OpenType CFF requirements, while allowing others to be optional,
TP> would probably be best.

I agree that they should.



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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Technical Director, Interaction Domain
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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