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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 22:58:00 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200605022158.k42Lw0Y05197@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> No, it's not. Arithmetic coding is part of the original JPEG standard. 
>  > (On further research, it peforms worse than PNG and is
>  > effectively dead.)
> Indeed. Which is why it would have been a bad idea to require browsers
> to support it.

This is still confusing as it is still confusing arithmetic coding with
"lossless JPEG".  Arithmetic coding, with DCT JPEG performs better than
the JFIF library Huffman only baseline JPEG that is used on the web.
"lossless JPEG" is something different, although standardised at about
the same time, and it is that, not arithmetic coding, that performs
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