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

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:15:01 -0800
Cc: "Mikko Rantalainen" <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <16396AA1-3055-453A-880B-FBA392967313@gmail.com>
To: "Aryeh Gregor" <Simetrical@gmail.com>

On Nov 13, 2008, at 6:45 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 8:06 AM, Mikko Rantalainen
> <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net> wrote:
>> I'd assume that Microsoft would implement a raw TTF font support in
>> their browser if it were supported by other major players (Mozilla,
>> Opera, Apple) and free fonts were used on web sites.
>
> Just like they speedily implement all the other web standards that
> every other browser already supports, right?  Sure they'll do it if
> lots of websites depend on it, but until they do it, no website *will*
> depend on it.  Nobody who runs a website (except possibly one targeted
> toward, say, Linux or Mac users only) is going to require the use of
> any technology until that tech is supported by IE.  Microsoft can
> refuse to implement anything it likes to.

Yes, but we are used to our designs looking crappier in IE. Its called  
"progressive enhancement".
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:15:44 GMT

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