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Re: Meta information in Ahem

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:06:24 -0700
Message-ID: <485327A0.2090909@inkedblade.net>
To: Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
CC: public-css-testsuite@w3.org

Křištof Želechovski wrote:
> There are several problems with the Ahem 
> <http://www.hixie.ch/resources/fonts/AHEM____.TTF> font:
> 
> 1. The text currently in the Copyright section is misplaced: it 
> logically belongs to the Description section.  
> 
> 2. The TTF copyright section mentions “&EAcute”.  I do not believe HTML 
> entities, especially bogus ones, should be used in TTF comments.  If ‘É’ 
> is unavailable, both ‘’E’ and ‘Capital E with acute’ would be all right 
> with me.
> 
> 3. The font claims supporting several Unicode ranges (e.g. Greek) where 
> in fact it has only several characters.  This can cause it to be 
> inappropriately substituted if it is permanently installed, as it 
> probably has to be. 
> 
> 4. The glyphs in the font correspond to defined Unicode box characters 
> and should be mapped correspondingly (not to letters).  (I suppose it 
> may be convenient to apply Ahem to existing English text so this 
> reservation is probably inappropriate; however, I am not sure about this 
> use case so I decided to include this as well.)
> 
> 5. The font does not link back to W3C.
> 
> 6. The version string says “Version 1.1”; it does not match the pattern 
> “Version #.##” required by Microsoft and Apple.
> 
> I used the Microsoft Font Properties Extension to examine the font.

Hi Křištof,

I will forward your comments to the CSS Working Group and see if anyone
there can fix the font.

I'll note however that we won't be changing the mapping in response to #4
because the whole /purpose/ of the font is to substitute boxes for letters
(for testing the inline box model, etc.)

~fantasai
Received on Saturday, 14 June 2008 02:07:07 GMT

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