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Re: Pixelfonts

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 14:24:02 +0200 (DST)
Message-Id: <9608081424.ZM1637@grommit.inria.fr>
To: www-font@w3.org
Cc: evb@knoware.nl
On Aug 8,  3:27am, Erik van Blokland wrote:

> A new plea for a pixel-based font format for the web, now on
>                http://www.letterror.com

The plea is actually at the URL:


The document argues that pixel fonts are needed, but has no technical proposal
as to how this might be done.

The issues of adapting to different display densities and the overhead of
transmitting the same font rasterised at different sizes are also not

Is it planned to develop this plea into a substantial technical proposal? I
would be interested to see it.

Chris Lilley, W3C                          [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
Graphics and Fonts Guy            The World Wide Web Consortium
http://www.w3.org/people/chris/              INRIA,  Projet W3C
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+33 93 65 79 87            06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Received on Thursday, 8 August 1996 08:25:33 UTC

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