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Re: [www-font] WOFF metadata - should we require (rather than recommend) the use of UTF-8?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:02:39 +0900
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=B7CHZgCOwFyO-YhJTikzLZ8iSnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, public-webfonts-wg@w3.org, www-font@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 11:34 AM, <mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp> wrote:
>> Could you describe the expected advantage to exclude
>> UTF-16?
>
> It's a lot simpler for anything consuming this data.

And, because of this, a lot of new APIs and text-based file formats
designed for the web are utf8-only.

As to the OP, since I suggested this very idea at the f2f last year
and was shot down, I definitely support this. ^_^

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 04:04:28 GMT

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