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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:03:49 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600906221703p71ed9f8dy24081e31d4f2a0be@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>
Cc: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Levantovsky, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:

> On Monday, June 22, 2009 5:49 PM Jonathan Kew wrote:
> > Either way, the customer has to use a
> > tool that readies the font for web-server deployment. Such a font-
> > renaming tool would be easy to create, using any of several existing
> > (free) font-processing toolkits -- allowing this technique to be
> > widely deployed in a fraction of the time it will take to implement
> > any other option that involves significant modifications to browser
> > code.
> >
> ... and still leaving the raw font data out in the open, without a
> license, eating the bandwidth that a site owner is paying for, and
> having to support EOT for IE in addition to raw data?

A tool that changes the family name in the font file and a tool that
converts TTF to EOT and back again are basically equivalent as far as a font
user is concerned. It makes no sense to say that one of those activities is
"automated" and the other is "manual", or that one leaves the "raw font data
out in the open" and one does not.

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the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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