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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Aug 26 16:13:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 11:32:07AM +0100, Dave Crossland wrote:
> >> 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.>
> It is 'standard' but not 'a standard' - it is widespread, and I
> believe support for it is necessary for useful web font serving. There
> is free software that implements most of the format, ttf2eot, but the
> MTX compression parts of EOT format are patent encumbered in the USA.

I totally agree, but OP makes it sound like EOT is all what one needs
and WOFF is an extra, while it is the other way around now latest
versions of all major browsers now support WOFF, so if I'm to pick a
single format it would definitely be WOFF.


 Khaled Hosny

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