From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 08:30:01 CDT
"Harshula" <harshula at gmail dot com> wrote:
> It is pointless having a Level 1 compliant Sinhala font sitting
> *unused* on the filesystem, whilst the operating system choses a
> random non-compliant font that will present an incorrect and
> non-standard UI to the user. Therefore, the operating system needs to
> select a Level 1 compliant font by default to ensure a correct and
> standardised UI.
I agree in principle that it is pointless to use a less-capable font
when a more-capable font is available. But are you familiar enough with
font technology, and the way operating systems and rendering engines
support font technology, to understand the burden this sort of checking
imposes at runtime EVERY TIME text is to be displayed?
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