W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-font@w3.org > July to September 2009

Re: Partial fonts

From: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 17:16:05 -0700
CC: www-font@w3.org
Message-ID: <4E277AC6-D4A8-4DAB-BB48-CD592A0C0C1B@adobe.com>
To: rfink@readableweb.com
On Jul 6, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Richard Fink wrote:

> Thomas and Erik,
> Along the lines of Erik's "partial font" idea, what about custom  
> naming? I
> can crack open a font and name it Bluefish WebDust. Or GWDFRHYU.  
> Then all I
> have to do is declare the font with that name using @font-face in  
> the CSS.
> It would seem to me that a would-be "font borrower" (Hah!) might  
> lose some
> trust in the integrity of that file if such were the case.
> Do you see any glaring problems arising from that approach to  
> obfuscation?
> Anybody else see an unwanted technical problem in that?

We had a discussion about that on www-style (before the conversation  
was moved over here). I commented here:


Received on Tuesday, 7 July 2009 00:16:45 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:37:32 UTC