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Re: webfonts

From: Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:07:26 +0200
To: bob6000 <bob6000@gawab.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.usg2aosigqiacl@gnorps.linkoping.osa>
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:35:36 +0200, bob6000 <bob6000@gawab.com> wrote:

> A mature font format should provide for kerning, ligatures, and
> resolution independency. There must be a standard way to map the
> glyphs to Unicode characters. And on the Web, it should also be free
> (at least the decoding software).
> Defining a new format is a lot of work. It can be done when needed (as
> was PNG for bitmap graphics), but maybe there already is a format we
> can use. I know of Postscript, TrueType, MetaFont, BDF/PCF, and
> TrueDoc[2]. Before designing a new format, I want to be sure that none
> of
> these meet the requirements.

SVG Fonts fulfills those requirements, see http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGTiny12/fonts.html.

Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
Received on Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:09:37 UTC

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