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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 13:18:21 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600811111618v73904c35q8e83929e27b2c3c0@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 12:40 PM, Levantovsky, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:

>  On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:24 PM  Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Are you saying that web developers can't use Monotype's hot metal type
> either? :-)
> We still have plenty of this stuff around, is anyone interested?
>
> On a serious note - I thought we all agreed to be reasonable.
>
>
I'm trying to be reasonable. I was just pointing out that the statement "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." is untenable. We
all agree that there are restrictions on which technologies are acceptable,
and those will probably cause some font vendors to not allow Web usage,
which will restrict Web developers' choice of fonts.

Rob
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