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RE: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:49:38 -0400
Message-ID: <E955AA200CF46842B46F49B0BBB83FF2924A5D@wil-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
To: "Dave Crossland" <dave@lab6.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
I believe we already discussed this and agreed that certain aspects of EOT solution can be implemented in a different way, e.g. utilizing same-origin restriction and CORS technology as Mozilla proposed.

The important point is that we seem to agree we need a universally supported web font wrapper that would allow to put "signs and fences" to reduce a risk of font piracy to a level that would be acceptable for font foundries. I believe that as soon as we have this in place, web designers will have access to a vast selection of high-quality fonts.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Dave Crossland
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:28 AM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New work on fonts at W3C
> 2009/6/16 Levantovsky, Vladimir
> <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>:
> >
> > EOT format as it's the only existing web format that offers an
> ability to 'put a
> > fence with "no trespassing" sign' around a font.
> I'm all for signs and fences to present to users about what their
> rights are; the problem is that EOT is an "electric" fence - a DRM
> scheme, since it requires web browsers to enforce restrictions on
> users - whereas the Ascender proposal doesn't require this of
> browsers.
> http://pics.livejournal.com/eideteker/pic/0003bssg

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