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Re: WebFonts ready for use

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 08:46:36 -0700
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6306D327-07BF-4EA9-B4AF-4EDDB9C4C87D@comcast.net>
To: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>

On Apr 29, 2008, at 12:05 AM, Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:

> There is nothing stopping web pages from providing a "download font"  
> button if they don't want to embed the font. In fact, if the font is  
> free, that might be preferred by some content providers.

Authors could do this now, if their intent is to provide a free font  
that others can use however they want. But that really is not a  
substitute for the @font-face mechanism, which can be extended to be  
more bandwidth-friendly.
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 15:47:15 UTC

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