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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:18:30 +0200
Message-ID: <19008.822.837121.776551@opera.com>
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Cc: H?kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
Also sprach Dave Crossland:

 > >  > 1) Make the family name "No Tresspassing" and the style name " for
 > >  > web use only" in for all web fonts.
 > >
 > > How about removing the family name altogether, i.e., replace it with
 > > an empty string?
 > A FontName name can not be blank, and must be ASCII, and must not
 > contain ()[]{}<>%/ or space.

Is this a requirement in the TT/OT specification, or in the font
API's? Or both.

If a font without a legal name is rejected by the system it could
still be transferred over the web without a name. The browser at the
receving end could, presumably, add a short name ("@", perhaps) before
handing it over to the system.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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