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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 22:02:15 +0200
Message-ID: <444E8047.4010004@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
Dave Raggett schreef:
> Some fonts have different files for bold and italic versions of the 
> font, but you can always specify the file you need for a specific 
> element as appropriate so this isn't a major problem. For headings in 
> asian fonts, the file size for the complete font gets rather large. If 
> there was an easy way to subset the font, then there would be benefits 
> for using embedded fonts in place of images.

Why wouldn’t TTF or any other font file format not be able to do this? 
There is nothing that prevents you from taking all the characters that 
you need from a font file, and put a subset into a new one, except maybe 
that there aren’t any (free or well-known or easy-to-use) tools 
available to do that right now.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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