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RE: Announcing new font compression project - lossy vs gappy

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:13:28 -0400
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1333386808.19899.47.camel@localhost.localdomain>
Better compression is good, and the best compression is not sending
something at all, that's 100% of course!

I'd like to see some thought given to programmatic access to font data
e.g. via a JavaScript/ECMAScript API or via DOM, so that Web
applications can add or change glyphs on the fly. Not sure how
implementable that would be, but it might enable (for example) using
xhttprequest to fetch missing glyphs asynchronously. If you use multiple
fonts you can't have cross-font ligatures or kerning so easily, more
important for some scripts than others.


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