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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:38:02 -0500
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0906270838j26217344l48a4960cda7feb8d@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 8:59 AM, Håkon Wium Lie<howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> I don't think W3C should create a Font Working Group as per the
> proposed charter:
>
>  http://www.w3.org/2009/03/fonts-wg-charter
>
> By creating a Working Group, W3C signals that webfonts are not yet
> ready for use, and that more technical work is necessary. This is not
> the case.
>
> We have four interoperable implementations of webfonts:

And you have ~30K free fonts that are interoperable with those
implementations (even if most of them are useless), and ~twice that
many retail fonts that are not legally interoperable with those
implementations.

Cheers,

T
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