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RE: non-normative notes

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:45:29 -0400
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@googlemail.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D04A276F9F1@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
I have not heard any objections to the proposed modifications to the spec, as discussed at the conf. call on Oct. 6.

Jonathan, could you please make the following changes in the WOFF spec:

1) add normative text introducing informative notes (this is currently being done in the very first informative note);

2) modify the text of the informative note in the end of the section 1 as follows:

"The WOFF format is intended for use with @font-face to provide downloadable fonts linked to specific web pages. Therefore, WOFF files must not be treated as an installable font format in desktop operating systems or similar environments. The WOFF-packaged data will typically be decoded to its original sfnt format for use by existing font-rendering APIs that expect OpenType font data, but such decoded font must not be exposed to other documents or applications."

Thank you,
Vladimir


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Levantovsky, Vladimir
> Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 12:00 PM
> To: Levantovsky, Vladimir; Sergey Malkin; Christopher Slye; Håkon Wium
> Lie
> Cc: public-webfonts-wg@w3.org
> Subject: non-normative notes
> 
> During the telecon we agreed that we should add a sentence in the
> normative text to say that notes are non-normative. We also agreed that
> the non-normative notes should be consistent with the normative text
> and that it's okay for non-normative text to use the same words as in
> the normative parts of the spec.
> 
> We also agreed to revisit the text of the note that follows the
> normative statement that says "downloadable font are only available to
> the documents that that reference them; they MUST NOT be made available
> to other applications or documents on the user's system". The proposed
> modified wording of the note is as follows:
> 
> The WOFF format is intended for use with @font-face to provide
> downloadable fonts linked to specific web pages. Therefore, WOFF files
> must not be treated as an installable font format in desktop operating
> systems or similar environments. The WOFF-packaged data will typically
> be decoded to its original sfnt format for use by existing font-
> rendering APIs that expect OpenType font data, but such decoded font
> must not be exposed to other documents or applications.
> 
> Thank you,
> Vlad
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