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Re: Agenda, action items and suggested WOFF changes

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 20:10:12 -0700
Message-ID: <20100516201012.95523rpzb5k1tf9w@webmail.uniserve.com>
To: Chris Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Quoting Chris Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>:

> How many font users are actually going to know what an "OS/2
> table fsType field" is and what fsType settings are?

How many web font users are going to read the WOFF specification? The  
point of putting such language into the technical specification is to  
have something formally and precisely stated, which can then be  
referenced in secondary documentation including e.g. font EULAs, FAQs,  
etc., which can use whatever language is appropriate to the audience  
and the circumstances. The technical specification needs to be precise  
and, as far as possible, unambiguous, hence the need to refer to  
specific tables, fields and bits.

JH


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