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Re: WOFF can't be used offline (claim)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:56:05 +0100
Message-ID: <93170525.20131111075605@w3.org>
To: suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
CC: www-font@w3.org
Hello suzuki,

Monday, November 11, 2013, 5:24:06 AM, you wrote:

> The discussion seems to be saying as WOFF has an ambiguity about
> the permission of the usage of the transferred WOFF, thus, WOFF
> is not suitable to embed in the offline document. I'm not sure
> why a conversion to OpenType is expected to be a solution...

Yes, unless the OpenType has a different license agreement to the WOFF
(I have never seen this case) then I don't see how they differ at all.

> Regards,
> mpsuzuki

> On 11/11/2013 01:15 PM, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> Hello Www-font,
>> Spotted recently:
>> "Which means that fonts in the WOFF format, even free ones, cannot
>> be used offline.
>> Free fonts in the WOFF format may thus have to be converted to
>> OpenType prior to packaging. "
>> http://www.w3.org/Style/2013/paged-media-tasks#embedded-fonts
>> I'm wondering how that conclusion is arrived at; not clear it is
>> correct.

Best regards,
 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Monday, 11 November 2013 06:56:09 UTC

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