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The Open Screen Project

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I was looking at the Adobe blogs this morning and saw the following.

http://blogs.adobe.com/open/2008/04/the_open_screen_project.html

This linked to the following page.

http://www.adobe.com/openscreenproject/

The second of the above links has the following within it.

quote

The Open Screen Project is dedicated to driving consistent rich Internet
experiences across televisions, personal computers, mobile devices, and
consumer electronics.

end quote

It seems to me that there might possibly be interaction with MHP technology.

So I mention the links here in the hope that they might be of interest and
that maybe an MHP specialist might comment on this development please.

William Overington

1 May 2008
  • 1. Re: The Open Screen Project
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    Some readers might like to know of a thread entitled "The Open Screen Project and Fonts" which I started in the General Font Discussions section of a forum about fontmaking.

    http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?t=2254

    The issue is the licensing of fonts in relation to embedding. Some commercial font foundries (most? nearly all?) limit embedding of fonts to situations of sending a document to a printer, not allowing it in relation to embedding in an item which is to be published on the web.

    So, is the spread of typographic designs with Flash across televisions to be greatly limited by issues of font licensing?

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    In many interactive television systems there is no mouse or pointer, so clicking on Flash buttons would be a problem.

    Some readers might be interested in the following.

    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Accessibility_Computing_Numerical_Pointer

    The addition of the on-screen-button pushing alcove to the Accessibility Computing Numerical Pointer will hopefully solve the problem of clicking on a Flash button in a system where there is no mouse or pointer.

    Does pushing a Flash button require a mouse down event or a mouse click event?

    Also, there is the on-screen-button mouse-over alcove of the Accessibility Computing Numerical Pointer which will hopefully solve the problem of producing a mouse-over effect on a Flash button in a system where there is no mouse or pointer.

    William Overington

    12 May 2008