[Fedora-packaging] Web Assets/JavaScript guideline drafts

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Fri Jul 12 11:46:54 UTC 2013

Le Ven 12 juillet 2013 13:41, Nicolas Mailhot a écrit :
> Le Mer 10 juillet 2013 19:42, Tom Hughes a écrit :
>> I do wonder if that will expose a conflict with the font packaging
>> guidelines though, as I believe they recommend only packaging a single
>> format while for web font use people usually want a whole bunch of
>> formats to support all the different browser variants?
> In practical terms every recent browser supports opentype natively. The
> only exception are old IE versions but they will choke on an the HTML5
> tricks webapps authors are fond of anyway.
> http://caniuse.com/ttf
> Pushing a gazillon different formats as webfonts is pure cargo culting
> nowadays (the exception being non-free fonts but we don't ship those
> anyway)

In case that was not clear I'm opposed to any form of webfont exception as
every time it's been investigated it was found to be totally unnecessary
and harmful, exactly in the same way multiple font formats have been found
unnecessary and harmful desktop side. Please don't bloat the distro with
"just-in-case-its-needed-even-though-I-havent-really-checked" multi-meg

Nicolas Mailhot

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