From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 12 2004 - 13:16:05 CDT
From: "saqqara" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> This is one example where colour support in fonts would be useful. A
> addition to the OpenType specifications if any readers here have influence
> on such matters.
> Something I have a vested interest in with my own focus on Ancient
No need for that; markup can be made to allow selecting primary or secondary
colors, and fonts don't need to encode color directly, but instead a set of
related glyphs with their indexed color information; it's up to the styling
renderer to allow specifying these colors, or give them some defaults.
In classic text renderers we specify only 1 color, which apply to the whole
glyph, but a font could specify the behavior of this color style face to
internal color indexes (for example, a unique "black" color could be
transformed by a renderer as a shade of black computed with help of the
font's color information; classic fonts don't have this information and do
not map a style color to an effective glyph color with a transformation
function, but this is a possible extension of font formats).
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