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RE: Including WOFF in ACID3

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:20:25 +0000
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E28071001@TK5EX14MBXC120.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
By '...IE9 and Firefox support it', I meant WOFF of course.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Sylvain Galineau
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:02 PM
> To: Ian Hickson; Levantovsky, Vladimir
> Cc: Håkon Wium Lie; www-font@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Including WOFF in ACID3
> > From: Ian Hickson [mailto:ian@hixie.ch]
> > Note that @font-face is just as optional as TTF or WOFF support, or,
> > indeed, CSS support, or HTML support. Browser vendors pick what they
> > want
> > to implement. No technology can be mandated; it's a free market. All
> we
> > can do is check that once you try to support a technology, you
> actually
> > do
> > so in a manner that is consistent with that technology's
> specification.
> > You cannot mandate that WOFF be implemented. The market decides that.
> No more than you can mandate that TTF be implemented. The market
> decides
> that as well. So why should one be tested and not the other ? It only
> reflects the fact that TTF support was all there was at the time ACID3
> was released. A few years later, IE9 and Firefox support it. The WebKit
> browsers are working on it and I'm comfortable assuming Opera will as
> well.
> Not only has the market decided but the more relevant part of the
> market
> - the people who license fonts - are largely in favor of WOFF. So I
> don't
> quite understand how that is an argument to leave WOFF out.
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:21:09 UTC

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