RE: New work on fonts at W3C

On Monday, June 22, 2009 6:44 AM Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> There's one major difference between OpenType and TrueType patents and
> EOT: the browser is expected to "decrypt" (unscramble) the font file
> (possibly needing the patent license) but OpenType and TrueType fonts
> are used by the operating system. The browser vendors do not have
> problem with those patents.
> In addition, the patent(s) on EOT is meant to be used as "security"
> feature preventing the "decryption" of font.

How can a royalty-free, unrestricted patent license for font compression (that is part of the publicly available specification) be "meant to be used as "security" feature preventing the "decryption" of font"?


> --
> Mikko

Received on Monday, 22 June 2009 19:15:50 UTC