Re: A way forward

Sylvain Galineau wrote:

>> That seems like an adequate speedbump; it has acceptable cross linking
>> restriction, installation in desktops is refused for such files, and
>> foundries can supply different files for desktop and web licenses. I
>> think it must be included in any summaries of the various proposals.

> Fine by me.

Not fine by me. It is a hack that relies on the fact that systems tend 
to check font data for corruption before installing in local fonts 
folders. This is a sensible precaution, but there is nothing anywhere 
that says systems need to do such checking or exactly what kinds of 
checks they need to perform. A viable web font format should not rely on 
a hack that deliberately produces corrupt data that is contrary to the 
font format spec or on undocumented dependencies in systems.


Received on Friday, 24 July 2009 22:45:22 UTC