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Re: Protecting web fonts

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:57:46 GMT
Message-Id: <199608221457.OAA11752@wiley.EBT.COM>
To: Jay.Rutherford@Gestaltung.HAB-Weimar.DE
CC: www-font@w3.org
>    I sure hope someone figures it out soon, however,
>because my patience with this discussion is wearing thin.
>I'd like to get on with designing - for paper, the web,
>kiosk screens, the sides of trucks, whatever - and not worry
>about the technology so much. So - my only question for now:
>what is the problem with Glen's proposal? Bandwidth?
>Technological limitations? Desire?

Nothing. I came to that conclusion a *long* time ago, for the reasons
Glen gives, and others (downloading 2MB of Japanese font is not so
much fun). that is why I proposed the "glyph server" idea about 18
months or so ago. It gives people security, a method for
micro-payments if necessary, and also allows negotiation of formats,
among other things.

Now if I only had time to actually write up my design, or better, to 
write the code... as it is now, I'll probably get to it late this
year. 
Received on Thursday, 22 August 1996 11:00:05 UTC

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