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Re: OpenType fsType and WOFF (was: Agenda, action items and suggested WOFF changes)

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 12:22:03 +0200
Message-ID: <19434.33099.360521.959970@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-webfonts-wg@w3.org, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Also sprach John Daggett:

 > I think defining conformant tool behavior based on the embedding bits
 > of the source OpenType font, new or old,  will be a much bigger
 > distraction than it's worth.  Defining the exact meaning of these bits
 > has always been problematic and it may not be universal

Indeed. I suggest that the WOFF spec does not say anything about
embedding bits.

Also, remember that user agents come in different flavors. Browsers
don't embed font data in the output (AFAIK), but tools like Prince
(which supports WOFF in the newly released 7.1 [1]) do. So, I don't
think WOFF should say that embedding bits must be honored or ignored
-- that should be left to the UA.

[1] http://www.princexml.com/releases/

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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