[OpenFontLibrary] Fwd: www-font: WebOTF Proposal
cfynn at gmx.net
Fri Aug 7 09:21:45 PDT 2009
Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
> My concern would be that some key extended metadata fields which are
> encouraged to be treated by the UA as the primary source of information
> about the font remain optional:
> - MAY have license text and/or URL to licensing info.
> - MAY have copyright text.
> - MAY have trademark text.
> These should really be switched to "MUST". I don't see why you would
> want to distribute a font where this information is not present. If
> fallback on the TTF/OTF name table entries is then used, why not make
> sure to populate the extended metadata fields in the first place?
I agree these should be switched to These should really be switched to
"MUST". FOSS licences typically require that a copy of the licence
always be distributed with the font - in an embedded/linked font this
pretty well has to be *in* the font since that is the only file that
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