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RE: WebFonts ready for use

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:12:49 -0700
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D92F7E6A79E88B4684BFC067AE15477D28C9577AFA@NA-EXMSG-S702.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>

> I think we'll be fine without their fonts on the web.

Perhaps web content designers would be willing to use EOT format fonts as an alternative so they can use commercial fonts for their web content. That has worked for 10 years so far.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: Håkon Wium Lie [mailto:howcome@opera.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:09 PM
To: Paul Nelson (ATC)
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: RE: WebFonts ready for use

Paul Nelson wrote:

 > > I'm happy to see the discussions on WebFonts. I also think it's
 > > important that people on this list start playing with WebFonts. There

 > Based on discussions with font developers who are up to speed on
 > the technology, they view this as a threat that they intend to
 > treat like any other public posting of their IP to the Web.

You're right, some designers think that way. I think we'll be fine
without their fonts on the web. However, other designers are happy to
see their fonts used as WebFonts and it's good to have three
(seemingly) interoperable implemenation that can handle the examples
on this page:

  http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2008/webfonts/

Here's a an example of a license that is highly compatible with the
WebFonts way of thinking:

  http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=OFL

The beautiful Gentium font uses the SIL license:

  http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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