From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 22:36:25 CST
> From: Peter Kirk [mailto:email@example.com]
> >>Are there glyph images that cannot be represented using TrueType
> >>outlines? ...
> Yes, there are if you allow for colour...
I commented on that. You don't need extensibility (in the XML sense) for
> Another class of glyph which I don't think TrueType could handle is a
> fractal glyph, because this would require an infinite number of
You still don't need *extensible* formats even for something as silly as
> Also you seem to be implying flat surfaces. That is a real practical
> limitation, because glyphs are regularly printed on curved surfaces,
> such as on every egg sold in the UK.
No, I did not assume flat surfaces. I explicitly stated surface, with no
further explicit qualification; all that is assumed is a surface onto
which Cartesian coordinates can be mapped. Anything more than that is
just more silliness.
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