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Håkon Wium Lie

CTO Opera Software | Norway

Håkon Wium Lie is the co-inventor of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for the Web, and the Chief Technology Officer for Opera, the Web browser. Two years ago he proposed using CSS to directly reference a font file on a Web server, and he has enthusiastically promoted the idea since then.

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The war over web fonts
Panel discussion

Panel session A12 | Room Palace A
Saturday 20 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme Screen | Duration: 50 minutes

The typographer and Web designer’s dream of being able to use any font they want for Web page authoring is finally becoming a reality. Or is it? Why are there two competing approaches, and what does each one offer? What is their status in terms of standardization and implementation? Typography and Web publication guru Roger Black moderates presentations and discussions with promoter of native fonts on Web servers Håkon Lie (Opera) and proponents of the more protected EOT format (Si Daniels of Microsoft, Thomas Phinney of Adobe).

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