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RE: TT and subtitling

From: Glenn A. Adams <glenn@xfsi.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 10:16:30 -0500
Message-ID: <7249D02C4D2DFD4D80F2E040E8CAF37C01FAC9@longxuyen.xfsi.com>
To: <Johnb@screen.subtitling.com>
Cc: <public-tt@w3.org>
I concur that we probably would not define the form of a
presentation unit as such. However, it is useful to have
this term defined in an abstract system model.
 
G.

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Johnb@screen.subtitling.com [mailto:Johnb@screen.subtitling.com] 
	Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 9:25 AM
	To: Glenn A. Adams
	Cc: public-tt@w3.org
	Subject: RE: TT and subtitling
	
	

	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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