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Re: Format name proposals

From: Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:42:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4A8AA1CE.6010101@readingtype.org.uk>
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> (Note that even if OT/OFF don't diverge, the issue of choosing what to 
> support already exists. Not all software supports both TrueType and 
> CFF outlines. Not all software supports all the layout tables, or all 
> the possible features that can be included in them. Not all software 
> supports bitmap data in sfnt containers. Unfortunately, I don't think 
> it's realistic for the web font format(s) to try and legislate 
> precisely what (sub)set of OpenType/OFF has to be implemented; that'll 
> just turn into another never-ending debate.)
As we're still at ground level, is there any mileage in starting a wiki 
(or wiki page) to bring together information about which web software 
does support each of the options above? The most obvious one I guess is 
TrueType versus CFF. Might help us web developers.


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Received on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 12:43:40 UTC

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