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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:35:02 +0000
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <61027177C88032458A7862054B3C625805838A@TK5EX14MBXW652.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
>Not so. I've indicated willingness to find a compromise:
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Nov/0412.html

Your "compromise" still includes the one "feature" that we (and font vendors) have said isn't acceptable - direct TTF/OTF linking.

>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?


As for other products, if a format was available that was clearly for documents and application embedding, I would expect Silverlight would want to support it also, and phase out TTF-wrapped-in-an-XBAP, because that new format could be linked even in loose files AND would work for (at least some) commercial fonts.

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