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RE: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:05:29 -0400
Message-ID: <E955AA200CF46842B46F49B0BBB83FF2924DC8@wil-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
To: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "Aryeh Gregor" <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, "Jonathan Kew" <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Kemper [mailto:brad.kemper@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:49 AM
> To: Levantovsky, Vladimir
> Cc: Aryeh Gregor; Jonathan Kew; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New work on fonts at W3C
> On Jun 24, 2009, at 7:42 AM, Levantovsky, Vladimir wrote:
> > So, maybe instead of trying to come up with a way to make authors
> > jump through the hoops *all the time*
> I am an author who has yet to see the competing proposal as ever
> jumping through hoops, to any extent beyond the "hoops" of what you
> are proposing for your wrapper version. The same-origin technical
> restrictions, on the other hand, go beyond the goal of "no
> trespassing" signs that communicate the broad strokes of the license
> with links to the finer strokes, and would be significant "hoops" to
> jump through.

So you are saying that 
- you would rather continue serve EOT to IE and raw TrueType to other
browsers, and
- you would rather be in a position where in order to do that you'd have
to rename each font file, or
- you would rather rely on a third-party solutions like TypeKit to do it
for you, and
- you don't mind having uncompressed font files being served from your

You would really prefer to do all this rather than
- compress a font "as is" and create a single CSS module that works the
same way in all browsers.

Is this what you are saying?
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 16:06:12 UTC

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