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RE: TypeCon meeting update ; WOFF 2.0 sanitisation?

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotype.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:58:16 +0000
To: David Kuettel <kuettel@google.com>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
CC: 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, Adam Twardoch <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Message-ID: <79E5B05BFEBAF5418BCB714B43F4419923CDCD14@wob-mail-01>
So, the question is - if this is something we all want to be discussed at the F2F in Portland, should we plan for a whole day meeting?
I can easily see this discussion alone take up some time, and we also need to discuss all other WOFF 2.0 related issues. Considering that the majority of participants will have to spend at least a day traveling to/from TypeCon, allocating the whole day for WG discussions seem like a sensible way to maximize the use of our time.

Thank you,

From: David Kuettel [mailto:kuettel@google.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:40 PM
To: John Hudson
Cc: 3668 FONT; Adam Twardoch
Subject: Re: TypeCon meeting update ; WOFF 2.0 sanitisation?

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com<mailto:tiro@tiro.com>> wrote:
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.

1PM on Thursday the 22nd is perfect.  Thank you John and Christopher!  Looking forward to the opportunity for us to all meet in person.

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.

Typedrawers seems to be up again.  Here is a direct link to the post:


I would agree with you John, this could make for a great discussion at the meeting on August 22nd, and further, that a set of recommendations for better web fonts (without the legacy bloat) would be a great thing.  Even if completely decoupled from the W3C WOFF 2.0 specification.
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