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Re: Announcing new font compression project

From: suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:39:56 +0900
Message-ID: <4F72CE5C.9090505@hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
To: Raph Levien <raph@google.com>
CC: www-font@w3.org
Hi Raph,

It's interesting to see that MonoType had decided to provide
their font compression technology under open-source friendly
license. When I met with Vladimir at SC29/WG11 meeting in
Kyoto (Japan), the "lessening" of the license for ISO/IEC
14496-18 would not be possible. It would be helpful to make
an open-source implementation for EOT? :-)


Raph Levien wrote:
> This is an open source project, and we encourage participation from the
> whole community. I'd also like to thank a number of people who have
> contributed so far: the compression code is based on sfntly (by the Google
> Internationalization team), the decompression code is built on top of OTS
> (the OpenType Sanitizer), and a number of pleasant discussions with Vlad
> Levantovsky, John Daggett have helped improved it. Many of the ideas, and
> some particulars of the glyf table compression, are based on Monotype
> Imaging's MicroType Express format, which is now available under
> open-source and proprietary friendly licensing terms, see
> http://monotypeimaging.com/aboutus/mtx-license.aspx. Also thanks to Kenichi
> Ishibashi for doing an integration into Chromium so we can test it in real
> browsers (this will also be released soon).
> We're looking forward to the discussion!
> Raph Levien
> Engineer, Google Web Fonts
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:41:38 UTC

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