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

From: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:53:21 -0200
Message-Id: <6916CD41-7883-4F98-AE59-86C3D166BD39@hipertipo.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Op Nov 12, 2008, om 12:39 AM heeft Thomas Phinney het volgende  
geschreven:

> 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.

can you elaborate? :-)

- g.
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 02:54:02 GMT

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