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RE: fsType and embedding information

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 11:43:32 -0400
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D0209C2DA80@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:22 PM Dave Crossland wrote:
> 
> On 19 May 2010 03:37, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com> wrote:
> >        None of the existing embedding bits constitute or
> >        imply permission to create or serve a WOFF file.
> >        Web authors should confirm that a font is licensed
> >        for such use.
> 
> Create and serve, but what about render? 

Rendering has nothing to do with embedding permissions.

> I mean, how does this apply
> to something like Prince? When Prince "serves" a WOFF, is it
> considered to be "embedding" the WOFF in a document? Or is it
> considered to be downloading a WOFF, unwrapping the WOFF to get a OTF,
> and "embedding" the OTF in a document?

My understanding is that Prince (and/or any other UA) doesn't serve a WOFF, it consumes it. Once downloaded, the WOFF is unpacked and from this moment on UA deals with unwrapped original font.

Regards,
Vlad

Received on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:45:25 UTC

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