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Re: TT and subtitling

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 17:15:42 +0100
Message-ID: <3E3AA12E.90105@expway.fr>
To: "Glenn A. Adams" <glenn@xfsi.com>
CC: Johnb@screen.subtitling.com, public-tt@w3.org

Glenn A. Adams wrote:
>     I would personally like to see us provide some sort of support
>     for downloadable fonts. I see the lack of such support to be
>     a barrier to internationalization as well as service for minority
>     communities in markets where the default fonts would otherwise
>     not support their needs. On the other hand, I admit that requiring
>     a font rasterizer in every device would be a significant burden
>     for some non-trivial set of devices, and, therefore, we can't
>     mandate in all cases. At least we should provide support through
>     the content for either inline font representations or for reference
>     to out-of-line font representations.

[sorry if the above is strangely formatted, conversion from HTML mail does that 
sometimes]

Couldn't we use SVG fonts here? It would seem to be a perfect fit for the task. 
SVG Basic and Tiny define a subset of the font capabilities[1] that have been 
shown to be suitable to constrained devices.

[1]http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile/#sec-fonts

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Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
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