[Pkg-fonts-devel] fonts.debian.net proposal -- web fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Aug 26 05:51:02 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:35:29AM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> hi Gurkan and the debian fonts team--
> What if http://fonts.debian.net/ could generate web font files (in at
> least the standard eot form, maybe in woff as well) and publish them
> under a stable URL?

EOT is not standard, and is only supported by Internet Explorer.

> If this could be done with a commitment to avoid tracking users (and
> maybe also to offer it optionally under https to avoid mixed-content
> warnings), it would make it very easy for web authors to use any font in
> debian, just by specifying it in their CSS.
> This would be similar to Google's Web Fonts directory [0], but without
> the surveillance, and with a focus on free fonts.

Google Web Fonts directory has a focus on free (libre) fonts; all its
fonts are licensed under OFL v1.1 or Apache 2.0 (not sure if the are now
accepting other free licenses).


 Khaled Hosny
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