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RE: Including WOFF in ACID3

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:36:41 +0000
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E28070E34@TK5EX14MBXC120.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Vlad, Tab was claiming IE9 was unable to load the Ahem font because
it had embedding bits hence our request to add WOFF.

That claim is incorrect. We load Ahem.ttf just fine since our 3rd
preview build so that's neither relevant nor the motive.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Levantovsky, Vladimir
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:33 AM
> To: Sylvain Galineau; Tab Atkins Jr.; Håkon Wium Lie
> Cc: www-font@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Including WOFF in ACID3
> 
> On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:18 PM Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> >
> > > From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> > > At the moment interoperability suffers anyway, because the Ahem ttf
> > > doesn't have the embedding bits set appropriately for IE9, so it
> > > doesn't work there.
> >
> > That's incorrect. It has the Installable 'bit' (no bits, really).
> >
> 
> Technically, Tab was correct. He did say "embedding bits" (not
> installable bits), and there are four of them in 'fsType' filed of the
> OS/2 table. There is no "installable bit" - for a font to be considered
> as installable all four bits must be set to 'zero'.

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