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Re: RE: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:59:23 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20906230059kadc011t4c0b39cd03f2ec6a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2009/6/23 Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>:
>>> I’d say “DRM” is not something I’m a particular fan of  - proper expression
>>> of licensing intent, and the unlocking of commercially-produced font
>>> licenses for use with web content, IS.
>>Are you saying that IE would implement a non-DRM web font format?
> I don't speak for IE.

Do you personally think IE would implement a non-DRM web font format?
>From what I have heard from Microsoft representatives, I don't.

> I should be clearer, though - I think full expression of "your
> digital rights" in a web font format is a good idea (in fact, I think it's a
> necessity, and that's where .ttf/.otf falls down)

What do you personally think about Tom Lord's proposal?

> TTF/OTF on the web is akin to saying you have to put the
> bits to Photoshop up on the web in order for anyone to
> view images created with it.

But trying to make read-only fonts is like make water not wet?
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:00:14 UTC

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