From: C J Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 07:39:15 EDT
"Philippe Verdy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> a font made for PUAs will also deliver at least a
> definition URI record. The actual character properties tables need not be
> present within the font itself.
It is possible to embed a URI in a font - there are already places to embed
designer, vendor and licence URL's in a font. However remember that in
developing countries, where some lesser used scripts which might have only a
PUA encoding may be used, connection to the internet may be a problem. It is
just as easy to embed a table of character properties in a font as it is to
embed a URL.
TrueType, AAT, OpenType and Graphite fonts all have an extensible table
structure so there are no technical difficulties to adding such a table. Of
course the name for a table which embeds character properties (or a URL
pointing to a properties table) must not conflict with existing table names.
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