Re: IE7 (off-topic)

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2006 - 17:49:37 CST

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    On Nov 13, 2006, at 4:41 PM, James Kass wrote:

    > Would ".notdef.5055675" meet the specification for one of these
    > glyphs,
    > for instance? Or would this mean that other OS validators would then
    > fail to pass the font?

    Probably, since ".notdef" is supposed to be the only name that starts
    with a period. Apple also allows ".null".

    Personally, if I *must* give a glyph a nonsense name, I tend to go
    with "gidDDDDD".

    > If there are no inaccuracies in my (and many other developers') post
    > tables, does Apple recommend that we correct certain accuracies?

    No, Apple recommends that you file a bug against our software. If the
    font works OK on Windows, it should work OK on a Mac.

    FWIW, the validation engine in the Tiger version of Font Book has not
    proven particularly satisfactory and we are hoping to introduce
    improvements in future OS releases. My recommendation to a font
    vendor who finds their font doesn't pass muster with Font Book when it
    does work on Mac OS X (or even Windows) would be to file a bug.

    John H. Jenkins

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