RE: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC

Some font licenses do not allow the fonts to be placed in raw format on
the web, but do allow them to be embedded/tied to web pages in .EOT

If people only want free fonts, then they don't have to worry about
using a lot of high quality commercial fonts that would otherwise be


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Brad Kemper
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 2:39 PM
To: Jukka K. Korpela
Cc: W3C Emailing list for WWW Style
Subject: Re: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC

The Webkit nightlies can embed TTFs.

On Nov 20, 2007, at 10:11 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:
>> Calibri is available only on Vista.
> Not correct. I'm currently using it on XP.
>> However, it could be made into an
>> .EOT at the root of W3C's site (e.g. and work
>> well...if other than Microsoft will implement .EOT support.
> Oink oink flap flap.
> There's no point in even mentioning .EOT in discussions on  
> practical web
> design these days; .EOT is useful for trivial demonstrations only.
> In practice, the prime question in font choices is: which specific
> fonts, among those with more than, say, 20% coverage do you choose, in
> which order do you put them,  and can you really be sure that each and
> every of them works reasonably for your pages? Having solved this, you
> _might_ consider and which less common fonts you might add before  
> them.
> Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")

Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 09:59:47 UTC