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

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:39:16 -0800
To: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6D096C8718FA4241B934489A5E1CE1420118D9D4A51E@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>

Gustavo wrote:

> > 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.

Absolutely true.

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

Which has its own issues, unfortunately.

Regards,

T
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 02:40:23 GMT

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