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Went to an interesting conference in Exeter a couple of
weeks ago called the Graphical Web. There was one bit of particular interest
(though it was more a side discussion to the actual talk), and that was in
regards to bit rot and archiving of websites and digital information. Now yes there are things like the Internet
Archive which is trying to archive the whole web, and yes there exists places
like the Type Archive older fonts. But both of these have issues and do not lend themselves to the preservation of digital fonts and associated material.
Is there anything or anyone that is trying to archive digital fonts and in particular the websites of the foundries that created them? Ans is this something that should even be pursued?