Re: Windows Glyph Handling

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 02:04:01 CDT

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    Adam Twardoch wrote:

    > Currently, there is an international character encoding standard
    > (Unicode/ISO 10646) and there will soon be an international standard for
    > digital glyph storage in a font format (with OpenType being
    > standardized). However, the "glue" between these two is a proprietary
    > Microsoft technology, with no proper submission process and unsufficient
    > resources within the Microsoft Typography group.

    Is OpenType really being "Standardized" (or just becoming a standard
    font format) and what exactly does this mean?

    Will the specs for shaping each complex script (now kind of a separate
    appendix to the OpenType specification and currently determined by
    Microsoft) be part of this standard?

    - Chris

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