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RE: I18N-ISSUE-9: OpenType feature preservation [WOFF]

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:10:49 -0800
To: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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I believe this is what our working group had in mind when we requested this comment:

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We are concerned about implementers [...] ignoring OpenType feature support. This advice falls outside the scope of the WOFF spec, but we think that adding to the note at the bottom of section 5 will be very useful in alerting people to this issue.
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Such a note can only be advisory, but we thought it might make sense to warn implementers here.

Regards,

Addison

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N, IETF IRI WGs)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-core-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-core-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Slye
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 1:50 PM
> To: www-font@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: Re: I18N-ISSUE-9: OpenType feature preservation [WOFF]
> 
> Yes, that's just what I had in mind -- advisory, not normative.  -C
> 
> 
> On Dec 20, 2010, at 10:10 AM, John Hudson wrote:
> 
> > Vladimir wrote:
> >
> >> However, the informative note in section 5 does mention that UA
> "need not necessarily reconstitute the input font as a whole" and
> "may access individual tables directly as needed". I think it would
> be reasonable and appropriate to add a language here with the
> warning that removing or ignoring any font table may result in
> breaking the functionality of the font, which may affect text
> rendering results and text layout.
> >
> > Yes, that was my thought too.
> >
> > J.
> >
> 
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