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Bert Bos

Style Activity Lead W3C | France

Bert Bos was researching graphical user interfaces at the University of Groningen when he became co-inventor (with Håkon Wium Lie) of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in 1994. He joined W3C in 1995 to develop CSS and to lead W3C's Internationalization activity. He has since participated in the standardization of HTML, XML and most recently MathML. He is currently charged by W3C to investigate font embedding technology for Web documents (HTML, SVG, XML, XSL...) and the possibility of standardizing one or more solutions. He has been interested in fonts ever since he published his PhD with a font he made himself.

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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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