From: Roozbeh Pournader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 02 2009 - 16:24:27 CDT
Now that you insist:
I do *not* consider it a good idea for a future version of SLS 1134 to
mandate operating systems or rendering engines to check that a font
meets certain criteria before using the font for rendering Sinhala text.
This is best left to designers of such rendering engines or operating
systems. They may not have the facilities to check for such things, or
they may have better ways of doing it. Forcing their hand is
counter-productive and would be unnecessarily costly for developers of
Sinhala-enabled software. An expense that they would pass to their
customers, resulting in unnecessarily more expensive Sinhala-enabled
I believe that the authors of SLS 1134 have been very wise in not
requiring such a resource-consuming feature from software developers. I
think this is not a loophole in SLS 1134, it's a good standardization
I know you are not satisfied with my answer. But please stop this
thread. I am sure I would not be able to give you a satisfying answer.
On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 23:30 +1000, Harshula wrote:
> Hi Roozbeh,
> On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 12:29 -0700, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
> > Please respect my lack of interest in continuing this discussion with
> > you. I am very interested in the subject matter, but I do not consider
> > this specific thread to be worth the time I spend on it.
> Wow, how very constructive of you! If you change your mind, please
> answer the question below:
> > > Hence my original question:
> > >
> > > > > So, if SLS1134:Part2
> > > > > stated something like 'Operating systems shall only recognise Level 1
> > > > > compliant fonts as Sinhala fonts.', would that be sufficiently explicit
> > > > > in your mind?
> > > >
> > > > No.
> > >
> > > So, could you please suggest a phrase, that you are happy with, that
> > > would close the loophole?
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