From: Peter R. Mueller-Roemer (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 07:04:06 CST
John Hudson wrote:
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> Is there a way outside OpenType for other system vendors than
>> Microsoft and Apple? This standard loks more and more proprietary...
> It has always been a proprietary font format. It has never been
> anything but proprietary.
> John Hudson
wITH 'it' you refer to OpenType ? So OpentType are Type-faces= fonts
that are only open by leaving technical details unrestricted to
Then it's name is another MISNOMER (the word Open can't be made
proprietary by itself, so it is not illegal) that a lot of customers
MISUNDERSTAND, and thus it is MISLEADING and unfair to your customers.
The Unicode-Standard I hope is Open in the sense that any font that is
designed to this standard may call itself a unicode-font (complete or
Unicode has a great potential to remove the language-specific boundaries
from web-communication, but if allmost equivalent fonts (& SW to read,
write and print) are not freely available for private use, than its
accepance will not be so wide as is necessary to enable multi-lingual
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