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RE: My solution of webfonts problem

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 15:33:16 -0700
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>, "freyjkell@gmail.com" <freyjkell@gmail.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D92F7E6A79E88B4684BFC067AE15477D28C9577977@NA-EXMSG-S702.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
Having the UA be able to save the fonts will be an interesting idea. Doing so would have some legal implications for the UA to have access to the font EULA so the font software (yes, fonts are classified as software!) to be installed. We should also expose "click" to purchase capabilities to allow people to be honest if the font is a commercial font.


Paul

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From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Dave Crossland
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 6:14 AM
To: freyjkell@gmail.com
Cc: www-style
Subject: Re: My solution of webfonts problem


On 19/04/2008, Nikodem <freyjkell@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Personally I would like to see the following behavior:
>
>  * The fonts in @font-face are like images, stylesheets, and the page itself
> - they are only temporatory and not installed in system

Right clicking the viewport of most UA have "save page as" actions
that allow you to install the page in the system, including all the
images, stylesheets, javascripts and so on.

If I do this with a page containing @font-face webfonts, I expect the
fonts for that page to be copied with them.

The "save image as" action of the most UAs allows me to save a copy of
an image on its own. Why not the same for a font?

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Regards,
Dave


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