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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:31:40 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0811130931w41cba996wc353962f8f0a40dc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Gustavo Ferreira" <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Gustavo Ferreira <
gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net> 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!

That's unfortunate, especially since I've tried to make it completely clear
that I'm on board with attempts to put commercial fonts on the web.  I am
merely trying to ensure that we keep a level head about us at all times, and
not be deluded into thinking that commercial fonts on the web is a necessity
worth any cost.

It's also unfortunate that you must denigrate the efforts of free font
authors so much.

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