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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 23:55:41 +0200
Message-ID: <19007.64989.799406.811988@opera.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
John Daggett wrote:

 > 1) Make the family name "No Tresspassing" and the style name " for
 > web use only" in for all web fonts.

How about removing the family name altogether, i.e., replace it with
an empty string? My guess is that it will be hard to reuse such fonts
on the desktop even if they are accidentally dropped into the fonts
folder.

If this hypothesis is right (can someone with better font editing
tools test this?), it would amount to a technical barrier. Also, the
solution would be language-neutral. (On that note, "trespassing" is
misspelt in the quoted text.)

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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