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Re: RE : [tdf-discuss] Re: Feature request - embed font


I had understood Mirek's proposal to mean that there would be one "official"
online font repository, or perhaps several. 

Embedding a non-embeddable font in a document file is simply not possible,
according to what I've read so far. Installing an installable font embedded
in a file as a system font was once possible (in Windows) but not anymore. 

So of the four levels of embedding/licensing, "Installable" is irrelevant
because inoperative (in Windows). "Embeddable" is not a worry because it is
governed by the font itself, likewise "Print/Preview". Even if I wanted to
breach the license by embedding when I am not allowed to I could not. The
same for "No embedding allowed" -- again, the font controls and a user has
no say in the matter.

I guess there would still be the matter of distribution/copying rights to
worry about, which is distinct from the four levels of embedding licensing.

And, good point about some people not being online all the time.


Steve Edmonds-2 wrote:

Without the font being packaged in the document the only solution would
then be to post them on line, encouraging  breaking the license terms,
unless I had a personal online font repository.



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