RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

I want to say that I absolutely support with both hands what Thomas has proposed. 
I also think there is also a way to merge this and Jonathan's proposal so that we would get "wrapped(compressed(X))", which is both useful as a generic wrapper format and provides real tangible benefits for both authors and users.

Thank you, Thomas!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Thomas Lord
> Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:52 PM
> To: Håkon Wium Lie
> Cc: Sylvain Galineau;
> Subject: RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback
> On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 01:25 +0200, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> > Also sprach Sylvain Galineau:
> >
> > The only thing I ask for from MS is that you also commit to support
> > TT/OT linking in IE, like you do in other products. This will require
> > an hour or so of your time.
> >
> > Will you do it?
> It sometimes appears that Håkon and I have
> deep differences so I want to say that I
> second him in that question.  It's a question
> of Microsoft's sense of social responsibility
> towards the standards process.
> I will pimp for my own version of compromise:
> I think MSFT should say, essentially, "darn
> straight we will do that but only if you agree
> that if a conforming browser accepts font
> format X (where X is in this case TT and OT)
> then it must also accept "wrapped(X)" wherein
> we can convey licensing information along with
> the font in a generic, open-ended, human-friendly
> way that is also suitable for other appropriate
> meta-data.
> If everyone settles on my compromise then there
> is a little work to do but the legitimate concerns
> of the vendors of restricted-license fonts are
> satisfied AND the web is improved in a significant
> way with a bright future that leads to further
> improvements.
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Regards,
> -t

Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 01:37:42 UTC