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Re: CSS21 @font-face removal

From: <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 15:57:13 -0400
Message-ID: <1066679833.3f943e19ae657@webmail.mit.edu>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Quoting Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>:

> If a person wants to read Georgian and runs Mac OS X, why 
> wouldn't (s)he install a suitable font instead of relying on Web sites 
> to provide fonts via @font-face?

Because this person is a tourist in a cybercafe in London, wants to check on the
news back home, and has neither permissions nor knowledge to install fonts on
that machine.

Because this person is a student in a university computer lab doing research on
Gergian literature and has neither permissions nor knowledge to install fonts on
that machine.

In short, because people move around, don't always use the same computer, and
often use computers they have no control over.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 20 October 2003 15:57:16 GMT

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