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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 23:37:52 +0200
Message-ID: <17489.14768.170746.264870@localhost.localdomain>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Also sprach David Woolley:

 > > conclusion? That, since they are independent resources, the "embedding
 > > bits" aren't relevant and should be ignored?
 > No.  That native TTF fonts are only supportable if they are installable
 > embeddable (level 4).

I agree. 

 > Generally, though, level 4 is only used for
 > loss leaders by the font industry.

Perhaps, if you by "industry" mean the commercial vendors. I havn't
checked many commercial fonts. There are, however, many beautiful
level 4 fonts made freely available by independent designers. They
represent an untapped resource for more varied typography on the web.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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