RE: New work on fonts at W3C

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Kemper []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:49 AM
> To: Levantovsky, Vladimir
> Cc: Aryeh Gregor; Jonathan Kew;
> 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