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Re: Announcing new font compression project

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:37:18 -0700
Message-ID: <4F76278E.8000103@tiro.com>
CC: www-font@w3.org
On 27/03/12 3:08 PM, Raph Levien wrote:

> We consider the format to be lossless, in the sense that the 
> _contents_ of the font file are preserved 100%. That said, the 
> decompressed font is not bit-identical to the source font, as there 
> are many irrelevant details such as padding and redundant ways of 
> encoding the same data (for example, it's perfectly valid, but 
> inefficient to repeat flag bytes in a simple glyph, instead of using 
> the repeat code). A significant amount of the compression is due to 
> stripping these out.

I wonder how this compares to the standard of losslessness required by 
the WOFF spec?

Raph, presuming that this new compression method is judged worthwhile -- 
which seems likely --, how do you see it progressing? Is this something 
that you hope to be adopted by W3C as e.g. WOFF 2.0?

Jh
Received on Friday, 30 March 2012 21:37:48 UTC

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