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Writing-modes, text-orientation, etc. review; creating customized "DejaVu Serif" and "mplus-1p-regular" fonts for writing-modes and text-orientation tests

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:46:44 -0400
Message-ID: <8c8fe6f62223a8ec198a3aef4d045a8a.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "Kazuaki Takemura" <takemura@networksoft.co.jp>, "Taka Oshiyama" <takaoshiyama@gmail.com>, "Hajime Shiozawa" <hajime.shiozawa@gmail.com>
Cc: "Public CSS test suite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Kazuaki, Taka, Hajime

Please note that I will not be able to review your tests for a few days
for work reasons. I must also catch up on a long list of things, matters
that I have delayed over time, during weeks. So it may take me a week or
10 days before I reply to you.

I have read all of your emails.

I now think the best way to deal with the font issue is to create a
customized "DejaVu Serif" font variant (especially for writing-mode and
text-orientation tests). Basically that means to use "DejaVu Serif"
font, to modify it to use only 128 characters and to modify the "1234"
and "5678" characters (by replacing them with respectively "FAIL" and
"PASS") so that it can be verified that such custom "DejaVu Serif" font
is actually being used in tests.

Example given:
CSSTest FamilyName font ( csstest-familyname.ttf )
which you can download at/from
and it is being used in several font tests in CSS 2.1 test suite.
CSSTest Fallback font ( csstest-fallback.ttf )
is another one: "1234" and "5678" characters have been replaced with
respectively "PASS" and "FAIL".

I also think we could also modify and create a customized
mplus-1p-regular.ttf font variant
to use only the 100 (or so) characters which may be needed for Japanese
glyphs and also modify "1234" and "5678" characters so that they get
replaced by "FAIL" and "PASS" respectively. This is also what John
Daggett has been saying a few weeks ago.

Contributions to the CSS 2.1 test suite:

CSS 2.1 Test suite RC6, March 23rd 2011:

CSS 2.1 test suite harness:

Contributing to to CSS 2.1 test suite:
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 18:47:17 UTC

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