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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 09:32:42 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <C99BE7CD-850B-434C-A5B1-18A2213B0189@gmail.com>
To: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>

On Nov 13, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Gustavo Ferreira wrote:

>> 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!

Who cares? If I can have a few more to choose from than the 7 or 8  
valid choices we have now, I'd be ecstatic! Give me another 100 usable  
font choices, and my eyes will literally roll back into my head in  

Nice attitude, by the way. I suppose you also think that all Open  
Source programs are garbage, and if there are a few good open source  
programs out there, it's because 'commercial' type-programmers made  
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