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

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:36:17 +0000
Message-ID: <491C6591.8020005@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com>, Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

If I have to deal with "licensing crap" in
order to be able to use (say) Zapfino on
the web, then so be it : far far better to
deal with "licensing crap" in order to be
able to use a font crafted by a master than
to be able to use a zillion fonts that have
either been stolen, plagiarised or created
by well-meaning but unskilled amateurs.

Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> However, even if you dispute this latter claim, we must still keep in 
> mind that dealing with licensing crap is something which explicitly 
> makes us *less* happy.  It gets in our way without improving our 
> designs.  Thus, the decrease in our happiness due to dealing with 
> licensing crap must be considered together with the increase in our 
> happiness from using commercial fonts in any discussion.  This sidetrack 
> started out as a reminder to keep this simple fact in mind.
> ~TJ
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