RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Sylvain Galineau:
>  > > - the new font encoding is just that: a thin
>  > >   wrapper/obfuscation/compression layer on top of the current TT/OT
>  > >   format; there should be no new data for browsers to deal with
>  > So you're comfortable with Ascender's proposal(s) ?
> Given commitment from MS to do TT/OT, I can live with this proposal:

Wouldn't operating systems just build support in for these fonts, making 
the entire exercise pointless? I mean, I assume FreeType would support 
these fonts natively almost immediately, and I see no reason to suspect 
that Apple wouldn't add support for this new format to Mac OS X too, since 
it would aid developers significantly if they could see these fonts in 
other applications once they've acquired them.

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