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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:24:21 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600811111524r3779db3y1d5f90b1b0d6e6bd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Dave Singer" <singer@apple.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Levantovsky, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:

> However, my prior comment was not rhetorical! The Web developer's choice of
> fonts should not in any way be affected  by the technology we are developing
> - he should be free to choose any font (free, commercial, proprietary, etc.)
> that satisfies his needs.

No way. If a Web developer insists on using fonts from Foundry X, but
Foundry X won't allow Web use unless browsers implement TCPA-style
down-to-the-metal DRM which also happens to be covered by royalty-licensed
patents --- too bad for the Web developer and Foundry X.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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