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

From: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:06:22 -0200
Message-Id: <7B0A4140-508D-41F5-8B02-581210C54341@hipertipo.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Op Nov 11, 2008, om 9:14 PM heeft Levantovsky, Vladimir het  
> volgende geschreven:
>
>> On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:56 PM  Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> Before we get lost in rhetoric again, let us remember that
>> existing font formats already expose such licensing restrictions.  We
>> don't have to invent any new technical solution for combining a font
>> with its restrictions.  The only thing that is legitimately being
>> discussed is the matter of obfuscation: whether it is necessary  
>> and, if
>> so, what manner of obfuscation is optimal.
>
> I must respectfully disagree. Existing fonts only expose
> information on embedding restrictions, all other conditions such as
> scope of use and distribution, etc., are outlined in the actual font
> license and are not machine-readable.

i agree with vladimir, current bits do not represent the terms for  
font usage on the web.

this proposal by fontlab attemps to do so: http://www.eeulaa.org/ 
open_type.html

regards,
- gustavo.
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:07:06 GMT

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