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RE: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:25:42 +0200
Message-ID: <19013.15574.960118.691062@opera.com>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: (wrong string) åkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach Chris Wilson:

 > >You could e.g. start by responding to this proposal:
 > >
 > >  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Nov/0412.html

 > 3. (linking to "standard" TTF/OTF files) As previously indicated, I
 > don't see any way to make this palatable (without requiring
 > additional bits in the TTF/OTF that say this usage is allowed, that
 > would not be set in most commercial fonts - e.g. "does not work
 > with any current fonts, freeware fonts would have to be updated.")

So, you're arguing that other browser -- who currently support open
formats -- should add support for an obfuscated format, but Microsoft
-- who currently supports an obfuscated format in IE -- is not willing
to support open formats in IE?

If so, you remove much of the motivation for a font compromise. 

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 21:26:43 UTC

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