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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 22:27:00 -0200
Message-Id: <0BCC2676-ABEB-4EDD-84DA-2E30AF6F4017@hipertipo.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Op Nov 11, 2008, om 10:13 PM heeft Dave Singer het volgende geschreven:

> At 0:06  +0000 12/11/08, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Tue, 11 Nov 2008, Dave Singer wrote:
>>>  > >
>>>  > > 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?
>>>
>>>  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
>>
>> I agree that this is the case.
>>
>> My question is, why do we care? We should be caring about the  
>> needs of the
>> users and Web developers above all else. And it doesn't seem to me  
>> that
>> there is a problem faced by these constituencies that is solved by  
>> making
>> the technology work less well for those constituencies.
>
> I *think* the argument is that it makes things better for web  
> designers and users, because if there is some handling of  
> restricted-use fonts with which the font foundries are comfortable,  
> they'll allow web use of their commercial fonts by said designers  
> and for said users, which is desirable.  I think.

yes! (that's my argument at least.)
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:27:40 GMT

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