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RE: Meta information in Ahem

From: Sergey Malkin <sergeym@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:37:34 -0700
To: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
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Just wanted to assure everybody I did not forget about Ahem. We just confirmed with fantasai on list of characters to add, so I will start working on the font soon.

Thanks,
Sergey

-----Original Message-----
From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:19 AM
To: Sergey Malkin
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Subject: Re: Meta information in Ahem

Sergey Malkin wrote:
> fantasai wrote:
>
>> I will forward your comments to the CSS Working Group and see if
> anyone there can fix the font.
>
> I think I can take care of that, and will also double run it with  font
> testers in our typography group to make sure Ahem meets quality bar.

That would be awesome.

> There are some improvements that can be made to Ahem, making it better
> suited for CSS testing. E.g. I added ideographic space (U+3000) for
> our testers, because they needed to properly validate its behavior
> along with regular space. If you have a list of other things you would
> like to see added, I do not think they will be hard to do at the same
> time.

We probably want appropriate glyphs for all spaces and perhaps also
the zero-width characters (zwsp, zwj, zwnj, etc.) and bidi control
characters if they need to have glyphs. (I don't know whether these
invisible characters need invisible glyphs, or if they're taken out
of processing beforehand.)

The W3C's copy of Ahem is here:
   http://dev.w3.org/CSS/fonts/ahem/

We'll want to update the README accordingly.

~fantasai

Received on Friday, 25 July 2008 17:38:16 GMT

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