ISSUE-423: Use of proprietary, non-open source fonts as reference fonts

Use of proprietary, non-open source fonts as reference fonts

State:
CLOSED
Product:
TTML IMSC 1.0
Raised by:
Glenn Adams
Opened on:
2015-09-21
Description:
I object to the use of proprietary, non-open source fonts as reference fonts. Please replace the listed reference fonts with one of the many available open source fonts.
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. {minutes} TTWG Meeting 2015-10-30 (from nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk on 2015-10-30)
  2. {agenda} TTWG Meeting 2015-10-01 (from nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk on 2015-10-01)
  3. {agenda} TTWG Meeting 2015-09-24 (from nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk on 2015-09-23)
  4. Update re: outstanding IMSC1 issues (from pal@sandflow.com on 2015-09-21)
  5. ISSUE-423: Use of proprietary, non-open source fonts as reference fonts [TTML IMSC 1.0] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-09-21)

Related notes:

The reference fonts are only used for their metrics, i.e. an implementation is only required to use metrically-equivalent fonts.

In any event, what would be a link to open source fonts with equivalent metrics?

Pierre-Anthony Lemieux, 21 Sep 2015, 17:59:30

(1) the metrics of these fonts are not published in an open forum (AFAIK);
(2) therefore, the second question is moot;

Glenn Adams, 24 Sep 2015, 15:07:05

Would https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_fonts work?

Pierre-Anthony Lemieux, 8 Oct 2015, 03:13:09

Added Liberation Font as referenced fonts.

Addressed at https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/ttml/rev/81c80978c70b

Pierre-Anthony Lemieux, 29 Oct 2015, 01:41:31

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