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RE: A way forward

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:31:50 +0000
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E020F8491@TK5EX14MBXC113.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of John Hudson

> 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.

John, I was fine with Dave's last statement i.e. that this suggestion be
counted as one of the outstanding proposals. No more.
Received on Friday, 24 July 2009 23:32:32 UTC

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