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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:08:32 +0100
Message-ID: <444E81C0.1010402@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>> The problem here is that if a user wants the font, what will stop them
>> from downloading the ttf file?
> Why are fonts so different from other types of files?

Is it because if, say, you have an image on a site, somebody can steal 
it for their own screen-resolution stuff, but would be hard pressed to 
use it for print-quality, large scale designs, whereas fonts can in fact 
be used for any size/quality? Same probably applies to graphical vector 
formats here...

Patrick H. Lauke
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