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Re: Rumours of the death of "new, professionally designed typefaces" are perhaps exaggerated?

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 10:21:17 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600908031521i6abad517m6b562f8500fc2441@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: www-font@w3.org
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 5:25 AM, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com> wrote:

> The idea that there should be multiple formats to reflect the difference in
> IP or licensing status -- i.e. naked fonts for free fonts and some
> different, probably wrapper format for non-free fonts -- strikes me as daft.

The idea that creators and users of free fonts should be forced to jump
through hoops to "protect the IP" of third parties they have no connection
with strikes *me* as daft.

If you accept that, and you also believe that some sort of obfuscation is
necessary for non-free fonts, then I think it makes total sense to want
multiple formats.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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