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Re: My solution of webfonts problem

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 12:47:43 -0700
Cc: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F825B689-ABF4-489F-9518-D8DFA44D3781@comcast.net>
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>

On Apr 20, 2008, at 2:30 AM, Dave Crossland wrote:

> Maybe it is presumptuous though, assuming that fonts that share the
> same name look the same?
>
> We can see from any large font publisher catalog - say
> http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/A.html - that there are many fonts with
> generic names that are not restricted by trademarks. I speculate that
> the namespace of font names might be full of clashes. It might not
> though; perhaps someone from a font publisher could give an informed
> opinion :-)

That is a danger with or without @font-face. Presumably, if an author  
chooses to use @font-face with the same name as a well-known font or  
one that is installed in the system by default, they should be able to  
expect that to be a second choice if different from the web font.
Received on Sunday, 20 April 2008 19:48:52 GMT

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