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WebOTF Proposal: updated description and sample code

From: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:35:39 +0100
Message-Id: <9F37F300-1A71-402D-B270-39BBCCAC547B@jfkew.plus.com>
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Today I have implemented WebOTF encoding and decoding functions, along  
with simple command-line tools to create WebOTF fonts from OpenType  
(sfnt) files, add metadata and private data, and to access these  
elements from the .webotf file. The code is available for anyone  
interested in experimenting; see http://www.jfkew.plus.com/webotf/webotf-test.html 

That page also uses @font-face to link to WebOTF fonts, but of course  
these will not work unless you use a WebOTF-enabled browser. I have  
updated John's EOTL+ZOT patch for Gecko to support EOTL+WebOTF, and  
builds of this new experimental version should be available tomorrow.  
Meanwhile, the page has a link to a .zip archive containing the WebOTF  
code, as well as the latest iteration of the format description.

Note that in the process, and following feedback from another  
implementer (thanks, Karsten), I have reordered some fields in the  
WebOTF header, as well as clarifying wording in at least one place. So  
if anyone else has been experimenting, be aware of this change. The  
new spec is dated August 7th, and is included in the .zip archive  
along with the source code for the encoder and decoder.

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