FW: [mpeg-OTspec] RE: font media types

Levantovsky, Vladimir vladimir.levantovsky at monotypeimaging.com
Tue Apr 5 23:35:44 CEST 2011

Forwarding to the AHG list on behalf of Chris Lilley

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lilley [mailto:chris at w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:01 PM
To: Thomas Phinney
Cc: Levantovsky, Vladimir; John Hudson; David Lemon; OTspec; Tab Atkins; Karsten Luecke
Subject: Re: [mpeg-OTspec] RE: font media types

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 10:12:44 PM, Thomas wrote:

TP> If you dropped explicit mention of having both outlines at once,
TP> you could just sy that OFF was a generic type that could have
TP> either kind of outlines. I think that is fine (and potentially
TP> useful under some circumstances). 

This is 

a) true
b) likley to result in the feedback that you need only one intertnet media type,application/font-off as this covders all the others

b) may not be desirable.

What is the current state of "supports TrueType but does not support OpenType, either because of the Type 1 glyph shapes or because of the extended language support options" implementations? Are they still significant?

If yes, then at minimum we need an internet media type that identifies TTF. If no, then we need to decide which of application/font-otf and application/font-off is more likely to succeed, as they mean the same thing.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups

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