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Re: SVG fonts: [ was RE: minutes, SVG WG TPAC F2F 2014, day 2]

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:18:09 -0500
Message-ID: <52868F91.8000207@mit.edu>
To: Jelle Mulder <pjmulder@xs4all.nl>, www-svg@w3.org
On 11/15/13 4:13 PM, Jelle Mulder wrote:
> Okay and now I just want to use 100 characters out of my 15.3 Mb 182.000
> character font set, rather than the whole thing to prevent my file from
> being bounced by all those 2Mb max mailboxes out there. How do I do this
> from my SVG capable wordprocessor?

Does your wordprocessor have font subsetting capabilities for fonts it's 
embedding?  If not, you file a bug report on whoever created the 
wordprocessor to add that feature.  A number of wordprocessors will in 
fact do this automatically when you embed fonts.

For the other cases, there are various options but the simplest is 
probably that there are now (and have been for several years) multiple 
services precisely for creating @font-face variants of fonts you already 
have which feature subsetting as one of the capabilities they provide. 
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/20/review-of-popular-web-font-embedding-services/ 
is a somewhat old review of the options.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 15 November 2013 21:18:38 UTC

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