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TypeCon meeting update ; WOFF 2.0 sanitisation?

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:55:41 -0700
Message-ID: <51C10F9D.3010208@tiro.com>
To: 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, Adam Twardoch <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Two items:

1. Current thinking is to hold the face-to-face in Portland on the 
*afternoon* of Thursday 22 August, probably starting around one o'clock. 
Christopher currently has the room booked for the whole day, in case we 
decide we want the morning instead of or in addition to the afternoon, 
but if we definitely don't need it in the morning we should let him know 
as soon as possible, so that he can release it for other use.

2. Adam Twardoch has raised some interesting ideas on the Typedrawers 
forum regarding possible 'sanitisation' of OpenType sfnt data in WOFF 
2.0, which I have encouraged him to outline for the working group as a 
basis for discussion. Unfortunately, the Typedrawers site is down at the 
moment, so I can't provide a link, but will do so as soon as possible. 
In the meantime, the basics of Adam's suggestion is that certain legacy 
or redundant data that is permitted in the OT/OFF spec might be 
identified as out-of-limits for WOFF 2.0, and hence a) provide user 
agents with a smaller set of variables and more strictly defined data 
set and b) help font developers to make smaller, targeted webfonts. It 
seems, at very least, something worth kicking around.


JH



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