Re: [unicode] Font Website Usage Barriers and Monopoly

Date: Thu Jan 06 2011 - 20:05:43 CST

  • Next message: Philippe Verdy: "Re: Font Website Usage Barriers and Monopoly"

    On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 22:36:16 +0000
    Krishna Birth <> wrote:

    >For example, I am on a member participation website and I cannot use my
    >desired fonts on my computer as they are "non-transferable' / they cannot be
    >transferred easily and spontaneously. Suppose if a website has my desired
    >fonts to use via @font-face, I cannot use them 'real time' as it is one
    >direction e.g. I want to be able to use the font as I type. Thus there are
    >these barriers and monopoly.

    I think this is not because of Unicode standard spec,
    so changing Unicode standard does not solve your issue.

    > Something should have been done about this
    >years ago. Webmail should have it also. I should be able to upload my
    >desired fonts and type on the member participation websites. This feature is
    >important to have on text editors / text fields and should be implemented
    >immediately. Once this feature is used then if particular websites have a
    >policy about what fonts users can upload, they could state it.

    Have you checked web font (WOFF) that W3C promotes currently?


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