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RE: TT and subtitling

From: <Johnb@screen.subtitling.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 14:25:09 -0000
Message-ID: <11E58A66B922D511AFB600A0244A722E6C601B@NTMAIL>
To: glenn@xfsi.com
Cc: public-tt@w3.org

GAA wrote:

> Re: difference in access and presentation units, it would depend
> upon how the latter is defined. For example, if defined as the
> bitmap to be BLTed into a graphics plane, then if the access
> unit were that bitmap, there would not be a difference; however,
> if the access unit were a compressed image, e.g., JPEG, PNG,
> etc., then there would be a non-zero decoding time. Further,
> but if the access unit were text which required layout and
> glyph rasterization, then there would be a fair difference,
> and non-zero decoding time as well.
>  
So do you see the form of the presentation unit as always being a bitmap? I
would favour not defining the presentation unit at all - since its form will
be largely dependent upon the qualities of the display surface. I see that
there is a useful distinction to be made between the two however, not least
to illustrate any overheads and implications in converting from access units
to presentation units.

regards John Birch

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