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Re: Wrapper not format

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 19:09:01 -0800
Message-ID: <4B8F244D.10500@tiro.com>
To: "Adam Twardoch (List)" <list.adam@twardoch.com>
CC: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-font@w3.org
Adam Twardoch (List) wrote:

> Following this analogy, .woff, .eot, .otf, .ttf, .ttc, .dfont, FFIL are
> different container formats for sfnt-based digital font files.

Is this helpful, though, to the web font issue, which is that it is 
sometimes important for an agent to know whether a .woff container 
format contains a CFF or TTF font? If everything is a container format, 
how does one make useful distinctions between the container and the 
thing contained?

John Hudson
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 03:09:36 UTC

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