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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:38:16 -0800
Message-Id: <2f8f9c8a2125e704630d717774316f75@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Nov 11, 2008, at 2:04 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Nov 2008, Dave Singer wrote:
>> I'm going to try to summarize what I think I am hearing.  I don't
>> necessarily agree or disagree with what this, you understand, I am
>> trying to get clarity in at least my own mind.
>> On the 'serving' side, we are looking for an indication in the font 
>> that
>> shows whether it's freely usable or not.
> It's unclear that we should be looking for this, unless knowing this
> solves a user or Web developer problem. Does it?

[remaining clear that this is merely a summary of what I think I read, 
not a proposal]

I think it's that we have to admit that both restricted-use and free 
fonts may exist, and those making restricted-use fonts want there to be 
some indications and support for the restrictions, and those 
making/using free fonts think that there should not be such indications 
or tech. support for (non-existent) restrictions.
Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 22:39:04 UTC

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