From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 04:39:04 CDT
Michael Everson wrote:
> At 13:04 +0600 2005-08-25, Christopher Fynn wrote:
>> Is OpenType really being "Standardized" (or just becoming a standard
>> font format) and what exactly does this mean?
> Apparently the digital format description is being standardized in MPEG 4.
Presumably this is the *proposed* part 22 of the MPEG standard (ISO/IEC
14496-22) see: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11N7519 at
There is no mention of whether the kind of information in Microsoft's
additional documents outlining the particular sub-sets of OT features
and processing applied to individual complex scripts would form part of
this standard and if a standard way OT shaping engines should apply and
process OT features and lookups would be specified. Adopting the OT spec
on its own would not provide enough information to get consistent
rendering of complex scripts with different shaping engines.
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