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Re: New file format names

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:06:28 -0700
To: Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1249427188.5833.10.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
Given that there is no connection between 
EOTL and EOTC, we should drop the XOR and
MTX bits, change the magic number, and make
sure that no EOTC processor accidentally mistakes
an EOTL file as something it can render.


On Tue, 2009-08-04 at 23:58 +0100, Ben Weiner wrote:
> Hi,
> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> > It would improve the format, IMHO, to give it a name that doesn't 
> > include "EOT".
> Indeed; that will help the historians if no-one else.
> >
> > I offer "Web Open Type". Let the bikeshedding begin!
> I prefer names that get away from 'embed' because you do not embed a 
> font in a web page in the same way that you embed it in a PDF.
> I think Web Type Format, WTF, has probably already been suggested ;-)
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 23:07:09 UTC

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