[OpenFontLibrary] @font-face, is it really needed for font preview?
minombresbond at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 17:14:59 PST 2009
El Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:56:52 +0100
Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> escribió:
> Le lundi 09 février 2009 à 16:34 -0500, Liam R E Quin a écrit :
> > On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 11:09 -0500, Daniel Johnson wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Ed Trager <ed.trager at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > T[...]
> > > It would be trivial to write a FontForge script that generated an
> > > SVG font anytime someone uploaded a new .otf, .ttf or .sfd file.
> > You'd have to make sure the license allowed redistribution of the
> > font in a different format and under the same name, of course.
> > Note also that all hinting is lost, as well as opentype tables...
> Which is why the result should be a plain SVG file, not a "SVG font"
> or anything that duplicated the whole font, to avoid font
> embedding/derivative work licensing clauses (GPL... :()
> (sure a preview is a derivative work but I doubt a *limited*
> derivative work will ever be a legal problem)
I think that font preview is not a derivative work from the font
(font as software), like a binary code is not derivative work from
the compiler, or .doc is not derivative of microsoft word
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