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Re: WebFonts ready for use

From: Jason CranfordTeague <jason@brighteyemedia.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:40:16 -0400
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <99CA5FA9-AFD7-47D2-8D5C-BDF89FF66CA7@brighteyemedia.com>
To: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
> 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.

Ummm, Paul, I hate to break it to you, but most Web designers do not  
know what EOT is much less use it. So unless by saying  "That has  
worked for 10 years so far " you mean "That has worked for 10 years so  
far to prevent Web designers from using commercial fonts" then I'm not  
clear what you are referring to.


JASON CRANFORD TEAGUE | BrightEye Media
* jason@brighteyemedia.com |  www.brighteyemedia.com


On Apr 22, 2008, at 12:12 AM, Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:

>
>> 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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