Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Tue, 08 November 2011 17:38 UTC

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On 11/8/11 10:15 AM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Oh, I had thought it would be
> 
>   font/PostScript
>   font/TrueType
> 
> i.e., NOT identifying the specific typeface in use. After all, we don't have text/html/home-page, do we?
> 
> BTW, before naming this thing, please have a discussion with a typographer about the difference between a "font" and a "typeface." 
> 
> (My wife, who teaches typography, would beat me if I didn't make that distinction)

Well, we wouldn't want that! :)

Clearly I need to follow up with the folks I talked with at the W3C
meeting to learn more about their requirements.

/psa