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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 10:19:39 +0100
Message-ID: <18706.46763.617196.109540@opera.com>
To: Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>
Cc: (wrong string) åkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Also sprach Michael Day:

 > > This is good compromise, I believe. We identify a few strategic bytes
 > > in TTF/OT files, and XOR them. This makes them uninstallable without
 > > special tools.
 > On Linux any font recognisable by FreeType can be installed.
 > We would need to extend FreeType to support these DRM'd fonts in order 
 > that Mozilla, Prince, and other web user-agents that run on Linux could 
 > load them.

The user agent could flip the bits back after downloading and before
handing them over to FreeType, no?

 > Ergo, the DRM'd fonts would in short order be installable on Linux and 
 > other platforms using FreeType such as Solaris.

This is a danger with all protection schemes; the world around them
isn't static.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2008 09:29:22 UTC

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