Re: [OT] Flag coding (was: Re: Tags and future new technologies [...])

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:22:12 +0200

2012/6/2 William_J_G Overington <>:
> An interesting spin-off could be that the introduction of such an encoding could lead to the introduction of chromatic font technology by industry.

I've been waiting for long for fonts embedding colorful glyphs (that
also contain enough information for rendering the embedded colors with
monochromatic patterns, also encoded in the font as a property of its
internal colormap).

Such thing is still not in OpenType, but it DOES exist in other font
technologies (e.g. in SVG fonts, even though this is still an
unfinished standard that does not meet the technical quality observed
in OpentType, but that DOES use a much simpler and coherent design
than the many incoherent tricks and deprecated items found in the
OpenType family, including for such basic things such as metrics data
which are a nightmare to make compatible).
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