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RE: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:15:17 -0400
Message-ID: <E955AA200CF46842B46F49B0BBB83FF2924CC4@wil-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
To: "Mikko Rantalainen" <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, <www-style@w3.org>
On Monday, June 22, 2009 6:44 AM Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> 
> There's one major difference between OpenType and TrueType patents and
> EOT: the browser is expected to "decrypt" (unscramble) the font file
> (possibly needing the patent license) but OpenType and TrueType fonts
> are used by the operating system. The browser vendors do not have
> problem with those patents.
> 
> In addition, the patent(s) on EOT is meant to be used as "security"
> feature preventing the "decryption" of font.
> 

How can a royalty-free, unrestricted patent license for font compression (that is part of the publicly available specification) be "meant to be used as "security" feature preventing the "decryption" of font"?

Vladimir

> --
> Mikko
> 

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