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Re: [css3-webfonts] Downloaded fonts should not...

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:13:13 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600804151713y464c11a4w382d3e3884c5d04b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Cc: "Mikko Rantalainen" <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Paul Nelson (ATC) <
paulnel@winse.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Fonts have embedding bits as part of the 'os2' table. This is documented
> in the OpenType font specification and called out clearly in the EOT
> submission. This is well documented for many years and understood by the
> font industry.
>
> If user agents honor the font embedding bits and web authors make sure
> they have the right licensing to embed fonts on their pages we should have a
> good solution.
>

This was discussed a while ago and it turned out Silverlight allows direct
usage of TTF fonts placed naked on Web servers, without checking the
embedding bits.

Has that changed?

Rob
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