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Work in Progress on Web Fonts Working Group Charter (Advance Notice)

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 14:57:19 +0200
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Hello,

This is an advance notice that the Web Fonts Working Group [1] is exploring rechartering for new work on Progressive Font Enrichment, as described in this proposed draft charter:
  https://www.w3.org/Fonts/WG/webfonts-2018.html

Progressive Font Enrichment is based on exploratory work already done by Adobe Typekit on Dynamic Augmentation for East Asian Web fonts [2]; by Google, with an API to dynamically enrich Korean fonts which had been partitioned using Machine Learning [3],[4], and internal experiments by Monotype.

While these proprietary experiments demonstrated feasibility and need, there is a desire for an interoperable, vendor-neutral and royalty-free solution in this space.

We would welcome input and feedback before starting the formal review , planned for June 2018. Ideally, discussions should happen via issues raised on the Web Fonts Working Group's GitHub repository:
  https://github.com/w3c/woff

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> or Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>.

Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C Marketing & Communications

[1] https://www.w3.org/Fonts/WG/
[2] https://www.atypi.org/conferences/atypi-warsaw-2016/programme/activity?a=629
[3] https://design.google/news/google-fonts-launches-korean-support-and-unveils-faster-delivery-system/
[4] https://developers.googleblog.com/2018/04/google-fonts-launches-korean-support.html
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