From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 08:19:12 CDT
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> 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
> 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.
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