From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:42:25 -0700

Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa at gmail dot com> wrote:

>> As soon as you embed all the information in the font, you require
>> different solutions for systems that use different font technologies.
> Why? In the end all the systems base upon the character properties
> specified by the standard. For the PUA characters in question, what is
> needed for a table of properties to override the default ones. The
> systems would then handle those new properties in the same way that they
> would handle the regular ones.

Right, so if you embed that table in an OT font, the information is not
available to a system that uses a font technology other than OT.

What is needed is a way to specify the properties in a
platform-independent way, where "platform" means not only "OS" but also
"font technology."

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell ­
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