RE: Canonical equivalence in rendering: mandatory or recommended?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Oct 16 2003 - 13:42:19 CST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Behalf Of Peter Kirk

> Thank you. This is the clarification I was looking for, and confirms
> own suspicions. But are there any other views on this? I have heard
> them from implementers of rendering systems. But I have wondered if
> is because of their reluctance to do the extra work required to
> to this requirement.

This isn't something that can be fixed in rendering systems. It wouldn't
be hard to do; it's just too much of a performance issue. It has to be
addressed by the software calling the rendering system.

Peter Constable
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division

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