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Re: Merits and deficiencies of EOT Lite

From: Laurence Penney <lorp@lorp.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 03:03:25 +0100
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DB7EEE8E-4AA4-4DA9-A2CF-6AEEBAF2E358@lorp.org>
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On 28 Jul 2009, at 23:34, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> So your objection is rooted in 'fairness' grounds rather than anything
> to do with the actual font format?  This doesn't seem logical - even
> if we scrapped EOT-Lite in favor of some new format, and IE supported
> it, you'd still need the updated @font-face support in IE and CFF
> support in Windows.  These problems are completely orthogonal to the
> question of format.

I'm getting tired of hearing the words 'completely orthogonal'. If  
there's a great new font-related idea that can be supported in IE by a  
particular set of software engineers, then there's someone that can  
authorize that resource allocation without worrying in what dimension  
his knickers are twisting.

- L
Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 02:04:08 UTC

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