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RE: Web Fonts

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:07:44 -0700
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F910EFDA40@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: <www-style@w3.org>

If one does not use the name in the font, how does one know that the font is already installed on the machine? 

If the same version of the font is already installed why does one need to install it again? 

How does the OS address using the font if you don't use the name of the font and call it something else? Yes, I know that some graphics engines will use the font from the web, but they still need to be "loaded" to access data.

If the font name is trade marked and a person is changing the name are there legal concerns? Yes, this is a run-time issue only for the page. However, the questions do need to be asked.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 1:50 AM
To: Håkon Wium Lie
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: Web Fonts

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> 
> If you ignore the the names inside the zip/ttf files (which is what 
> you propose, no?), from where you get their name?

You don't need their names. The names are only used as an identifier to refer to them from the font-family property, but we're using a URI for that purpose instead.

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