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

From: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:23:10 -0200
Message-Id: <1FE9A894-C9E3-430A-943B-66ACBF869214@hipertipo.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Op Nov 13, 2008, om 2:58 PM heeft Tab Atkins Jr. het volgende  
> geschreven:
>
>> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Philip TAYLOR  
>> <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>
>>> No, I mean it quite literally.  Our level of happiness would be  
>>> strictly increased by allowing only free font linking, because  
>>> right now we have *no* font linking.  We would be happy with  
>>> this.  We would by *happier* with commercial fonts as well, but  
>>> *any* font-linking is an improvement that would make our lives  
>>> better.
>>>
>>> If you have no cake, then a bite of cake makes you happy (if you  
>>> prefer relative terms, "happier than before").  A whole slice  
>>> would be better, but that bite is still better than no cake at all.
>>
>> That still begs the question "who is 'we'" ?
>> Philip TAYLOR
>
> Web designers.
>
> Again, our current situation is no fonts at all.  Unless you can  
> come up with some designers who are actually happier with no font- 
> linking than they would be with only-free-font-linking, I think I'm  
> correct in my usage of the pronoun.  Again (again), I would  
> certainly be *more* happy if commercial fonts were available as  
> well and reasonably easy to use.  But some fonts are better than no  
> fonts, and I don't think it's possible to make a reasonable  
> argument to the contrary.

this is depressing. you don't deserve any cake.

if there are a few good free fonts out there, it's because  
'commercial' type-designers made them.

i'm out of here!
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:23:58 GMT

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