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RE: FW: EOT-Lite File Format

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 19:15:28 +0000
To: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E021499EB@TK5EX14MBXC113.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

>From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan



>The current "EOT-Lite 1.1" that John Daggett described in his email of a few days ago is not compatible with authors using rootstrings to control font >access when loaded as an EOT-Classic font by IE<=8. It's now up to Web authors and font vendors to work out if that format is useful to them. I guess >we'll just have to wait for that feedback to arrive.

Indeed. We already have a fallback plan. It is a little bit more work to specify but it will work. For now, I am most comfortable with an alternative that does away with rootstrings entirely, cleanly segregating EOT files with embedded access restriction capabilities from EOTLs without any. If authors and font vendors see that as a problem, we can revise the proposal.

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