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Re: IE4 font security flaw

From: Clive Bruton <clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 97 23:40:58 +0100
To: <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1334472302-25533401@battersea.indx.co.uk>
Daniel Will-Harris wrote at 23/10/97 10:13 pm

>The browser’s new
>OpenType font embedding feature...

I believe, though I could be wrong, that IE4 is not OpenType savvy, all it is doing is accessing embedded TrueType (with the aid of WEFT), as many other apps can do.

I'm not saying this is a good thing, just that OpenType isn't the problem (in this case at this time).

>No one other than myself has yet uncovered the simple steps
>to do so and I will not reveal the steps here, because I don’t want people
>pirating fonts.

But I'll just broadcast the fact that it's so simple and see if I can tempt a few thousand people into trying?


-- Clive
Received on Thursday, 23 October 1997 18:44:28 UTC

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