From: C J Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 06:51:20 EDT
From: "Philippe Verdy" <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > >This means that this document URI can be inserted within the font (I'm
> > >sure that the OpenType format already has such meta-tags table, in which a
> > >could be inserted to access those properties).
> > Why refer to something which needs to be downloaded separately from the
> > Internet? I can't imagine users being very happy if their characters are
> > displayed only when they are connected to the Internet, and so not when
> > on the road with a laptop etc etc. And there are still an awful lot of
> > computer users worldwide with no Internet access or only occasional and
> > expensive dial-up access.
> Why do you think that using a URI necessarily requires a Internet connection?
> A URI is only an identifier, made unique using either a global registry or
> some other methods (an URI can contain a UUID too, or a SGML public ID, or
> other identifier schemes).
But why add another layer of complexity and a separate file when it is just as
easy to embed a table in the font with the PUA character properties themselves?
There is nothing to stop anyone writing and publishing the specs for such a
custom table which could be added to *any* sfnt format font (TrueType,
OpenType, AAT, Graphite). Those responsible for writing the rendering systems
for these fonts could choose whether or not to take any notice of such a table.
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