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Re: Announcing new font compression project

From: Adam Twardoch (List) <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:56:08 +0200
Message-Id: <4741BB1A-7F75-4AA9-9531-E2D499902206@twardoch.com>
Cc: Raph Levien <raph@google.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
To: suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
There already is an open-source implementation of EOT with MicroType Express compression, it's in the Java source of Google's sfntly library.


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On 28.03.2012, at 10:39, suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp> wrote:

> 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? :-)
> Regards,
> mpsuzuki
> 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 14:57:23 UTC

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