Re: Merits and deficiencies of EOT Lite

Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Robert O'Callahan 
> < <>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Thomas Phinney
>> < <>>
>> wrote:
>>> 1) Existing IE versions don't support EOT files with OpenType CFF
>>> contents (though the EOT format is agnostic as to CFF vs TT
>>> contents).
>> It's not just an IE problem. Uniscribe at least up to Vista doesn't
>> work with dynamically loaded CFF fonts. (John Daggett will correct
>> me if I'm wrong.) We might be able to work around this in some
>> future Firefox version by shipping our own shaping engine.
> Oops, that's largely irrelevant to this discussion since it affects any 
> kind of packaging of Opentype CFF fonts.

If I understand you correctly that this is a Uniscribe issue which affects
- other browsers that rely on Uniscribe (including Firefox)
in combination with
- other web font formats too (did I get this right?)
then this is rather the opposite of "largely irrelevant to this discussion".. For foundries, this is at least as relevant as "ouch, good to know".  :)

(And you robbed Mr Daggett of his core IE argument against EOT Lite.)


Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 13:35:23 UTC