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RE: svg fonts as web font format?

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:45:55 -0500
Message-ID: <E955AA200CF46842B46F49B0BBB83FF2767D21@wil-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
To: "Gustavo Ferreira" <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>, <www-style@w3.org>

On Thursday, November 13, 2008 9:28 AM Gustavo Ferreira wrote:
> 
> sorry if this question is naive or has already been 
> discussed, but what are the problems with svg-fonts? wasn't 
> this w3c's proposal for web-fonts in the first place? why not 
> invest time & effort in making svg-fonts finally work, and 
> extend it with the necessary meta-info?
> 

I'd suggest to read this
(http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/fonts.html#SVGFontsOverview and
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/text.html#TextFonts) Plus, conversion
of original font to SVG would in general be considered a production of
derivative work that is expressly forbidden by many (if not all) font
licenses.

Vladimir
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2008 14:45:46 GMT

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