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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.
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?
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.
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.
12 May 2008