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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 02:28:10 +0000
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E020BD145@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
>From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>Of John Daggett

>Note that Ascender is now proposing EOT minus root strings/compression:
>  http://blog.fontembedding.com/post/2009/06/29/Revised-Web-Fonts-

>Implicit in both this and their old proposal is the assumption that this
>is the *only* web font format, that TTF/OTF fonts are not linkable
>resources.  So web authors using either free fonts or fonts with a
>license that permits direct linking would be forced through extra hoops
>for no tangible benefit whatsoever.
>Obfuscated/compression schemes are fine but not if it implies that we
>make things harder rather than easier for some users.

Aren't today's authors 'forced through extra hoops' even if the font
is licensed for direct linking as soon as they want to ensure the same
experience for all their users ?

Received on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 02:28:51 UTC

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