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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:07:16 -0400
Message-ID: <444E7364.4030604@gmail.com>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org

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Dave Raggett wrote:
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> I am therefore looking for support for direct use of TTF files so that I
> don't have to use a special tool for embedded fonts like Weft [1]. There
> are plenty of fonts with open licenses that are perfectly good for most
> purposes, so a DRM-based solution isn't high on my wish list.

The problem here is that if a user wants the font, what will stop them
from downloading the ttf file?

IMO, we need a special encrypted format that can be used to encode fonts
on the 'Net, so that downloading and using doesn't work.

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