From: Vinod Kumar (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 23:41:44 CST
On 3/17/06, Antoine Leca <Antoine10646@leca-marti.org> wrote:
> I never considered TUS as the ultimate truth in the matter of Indic scripts,
> but accepting this...
> Of course, if font designers ONLY base thir work on TUS, the result is
> unlikely to be of ultimate quality.
> However, I do no believe this is common behaviour.
My take on this is:
TUS should be an outcome of the linguistic and script specific
knowledge. All questions, fights and solutions should be in the
standard formation phase. The font and software designer or
implementor should work on the basis of the standard alone and not
raise questions about lingusitic and script issues when designing the
font or software. If a font or software designer has reservations
about the standard, she can raise them in the standards development
process. But a font or software designer who (blindly) follows the
standard cannot be accused of doing a wrong thing. The wrongs, if
any, belong to the standardization process. I also feel that the
software (font) designer should exercise her script specific expertize
and implement correct behaviour even if the standard says otherwise.
She breaks the standard but accepts that the software is not standard
compliant and defends her action. Hopefully the standard will be
corrected or improved.
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