Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

Well, I guess that settles that then. Major foundries will only be  
satisfied with solutions that have the UA enforcing their license  
terms for them, something that implementors are not eagar to do. That  
about sum it up?

The big foundries might change their tune when they see smaller  
independant foundries eating the pie that was left on the table. So  
for those independant with a more open mind, I wonder if the current  
type formats allow for some sort of watermark or per-font-purchaser  
digital signing that would assist said smaller foundries in doing  
their own policing? Or would that require a new format?

On Nov 12, 2008, at 2:10 PM, Thomas Phinney <> wrote:

> Dave Crossland wrote:
>> I suggest a scheme with root strings not based on ENFORCING them, but
>> INFORMING people about them and about full license texts. This is the
>> key difference between DRM and DRE.
>> ...
>> I think consensus around this issue is possible, if it is presented  
>> in
>> a way that convinces foundries it will stop casual unauthorised use.
> I am dubious that you will find a presentation that will convince a  
> critical mass of type foundries of your proposition.
> Regards,
> T

Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 23:00:53 UTC