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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:16:25 -0400
Message-ID: <E955AA200CF46842B46F49B0BBB83FF2924F8F@wil-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
To: <robert@ocallahan.org>, "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, <www-font@w3.org>


From: rocallahan@gmail.com [mailto:rocallahan@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 10:22 PM
To: Sylvain Galineau
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie; Levantovsky, Vladimir; www-font@w3.org
Subject: Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback


On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:

	But then if these four browser vendors knew that their preferred solution was unsatisfactory to font vendors and could result in significantly reduced user choice for an undetermined time period - a tough and risky trade-off for any web technology

Maximising user choice means the most unreasonable font vendor dictates what will be implemented. We're not going to play that game.

I am not sure if I get this right – do you find it reasonable when the most unreasonable browser vendor dictates what will (or will not) be implemented ? 

	- then I hope they are willing to engage with said font vendors and other browser makers to find a solution that benefits all our users?

We are. We already said we felt pretty good about Ascender's previous proposal. I'm not so keen on the new one...


I believe that the “EOT subset” discussion (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jun/0420.html) started with the very pragmatic point of view to provide web authors with a solution that can be implemented faster and would rich as many users as possible. These are both good reasons for us to consider. The real question is - can we agree to disagree on some points but still be reasonable and able to get together to come up with a practical and pragmatic solution?




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