RE: Windows Glyph Handling

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 08:19:12 CDT

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    > From: []
    > Behalf Of Philippe Verdy

    > Note that a standard does not mean that it will not be proprietary as

    An ISO standard allows for proprietary IP made available under
    reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) licensing terms.

    > The problem is that Uniscribe is not replaceable
    > by
    > a Open-Type compatible layout engine, because Uniscribe also uses a
    > interface to the rendering engine (GDI(+), DirectX, and probably
    > possibly in a multi-layered architecture...) and to user-level GUI
    > components (the Windows User API) such as carret management, whose
    > specifications are closed and probably not even standardized across
    > Windows versions.

    The question of standardizing APIs that applications use to draw text is
    completely orthogonal from the question of standardizing the interface
    between software and fonts.

    Peter Constable

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