Q: webfonts:

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Sun May 5 10:30:27 UTC 2013

On 05/05/2013 11:40 AM, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Dim 5 mai 2013 10:19, Alec Leamas a écrit :
>> This seems to mean that we force web applications to exclude IE version
>> 8  (and older) clients. As this seems to be a widely used IE version
>> today, is this really the way to go?
> It seems to be a case of Fedora being first and Microsoft being last :p
>> In my specific case openerp7, a business server application often used
>> in company environments, the IE8- share is probably larger than average.
>> It's certainly the most common client used at many sites.
> Are you sure it works well in IE8 at all? Because there are lots of other
> reasons a modern web site will fail in old ie versions
Double checking... and you're right, openerp only supports IE 9+.

Which means that I could indeed go for using ttf/otf only. Other folks 
might have interest  in this, don't know, but  as fas as I am concerned 
this resolves some  loose ends.

I'm still not convinced that it makes sense to package a font like 
zocial like a regular desktop font (leaving legal issues aside here). 
There is also the case when a package contains both a webfont and a 
desktop font (with different ttf files).  Something like a 
/usr/share/fonts/webfonts for fonts packaged solely as a web static 
might possibly be a solution, I guess (?)


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