From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 16:05:56 CST
Andrew S wrote:
> What interests me here is the word "must". This is apparently
> a requirement placed on fonts in order for them to be considered
> "Unicode fonts". But is this part of the official standard?
Arguments over "must" in the UTR #25 (the Math TR) are misguided, as I'm
sure Asmus will eventually point out. It is not part of the standard. It is
a Unicode Technical Report. As such, it has *NO* conformance clause, and
has *NO* conformance implications with respect to the standard.
UTR #25 says right at the top, in the "Status" section:
"A Unicode Technical Report (UTR) contains informative
material. Conformance to the Unicode Standard does not
imply conformance to any UTR. Other specifications, however,
are free to make normative references to a UTR."
So when it says:
"In Fraktur, the letters I and J in particular must be
It is talking about a desirable state of affairs out in the world and is
not talking about conformance to the standard.
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