RE: EOT-Lite File Format

On Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:37 PM John Hudson wrote:
> This presumes, of course, that a browser is able to distinguish in the
> wild between an EOT Lite font and and older EOT font. Is this going to
> be reliably possible? 

Strictly speaking, this is not necessary. The EOT-Lite format, as outlined by John Daggett, allows browsers to simply skip all fields of EOT header that are irrelevant for EOT-Lite.

> There are existing EOT fonts linked to websites
> targeting IE<=8, and what happens when a new EOT Lite conforming
> browser
> tries to display one of these websites?

It will skip all irrelevant fields, but if TTEMBED_TTCOMPRESSED and TTEMBED_XORENCRYPTDATA flags check out fine - a browser will be able to process existing EOT font as if it was EOT-Lite font.


> JH

Received on Friday, 31 July 2009 02:21:45 UTC