Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Wednesday 19th February 2003

Monday February 24th, 2003

The minutes of the staff meeting of Wednesday 19th February 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include the 1.3 release, plans for 1.4 and 1.5, the Chimera/Camino 0.7 release, having host another tinderbox rewrite and additional developer tools, a research request for Talkback data and the splash screen.

#27 Re: Downloadable fonts: Not even on the radar scre

by WillyWonka

Wednesday February 26th, 2003 11:32 AM

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The problem (as I understand it) is the file format. What format should be used. Fonts have licenses (They are works of art to the people who made them) and the owners of those fonts want money for their hard work. True Type fonts can be copied around without any problems. So two companies came up with some solutions back in the nav 4 days. Microsoft and Bitstream. Microsoft's weft I believe had some security issues (I may be wrong) and bitstreams worked. In Nav4 though the bitstream code was owned by them, so when it was open sourced, it got removed.

Last I heard was that bitstream was going to release the specs for the file format, but I don't know what has happened since then. I'd also really like to see it happen though, but I have no money to offer someone who could program it so I'll just wait another couple years and use images for areas that need specific fonts.