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[whatwg] Need document.available_fonts() call

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 09:30:55 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTikhPAe1ST4iUDZkpCKz4XpmKPbwvaai_n3UWsn_@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 5:37 AM, JustFillBug <mozbugbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> How about cloud computing? Gimp or CorelDraw like applications. ?There
> are already bitmap and vector editors in html5 using javascript. A user
> should be allowed to make use of the large amount of fonts site on his
> hard disk. Especially desktop publishing applications.
>
> Legal embeding of font is not a specific problem to cloud computing.
> Desktop applications had that problem since day one. So it is not like
> suddenly this is a problem. Just solve it like it's always been, through
> legal system.

This is a bad argument.

Traditional desktop publishing applications (especially CorelDraw)
included licenses for a large set of fonts because they needed
reliable fonts and a large set and user systems had neither.

Modern browsers have support for downloadable fonts. Let these
applications license and host their own downloadable fonts, just as
they did in the "good old days".
Received on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 23:30:55 UTC

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