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(correction to...) Response to WebCGM 2.1 Last Call comment: i18n comment 6: Unicode

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:26:04 -0700
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20081220095634.0385d8f8@localhost>
To: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Cc: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>

Hi Thierry --

Thanks for sending the I18N responses.

I noticed that I goofed and forgot to cut-paste an editorially clarified 
piece into #6 -- editorial clarification to #5 from the telecon, and I 
forgot to replicate it in #6.  I have corrected it below, in the long 
paragraph after "the 'cgmFont' description becomes".  I also corrected the 
DoC [1] (as well as changing all status to "orange".)

[1] http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/WG/2008/WebCGM21-LC-comments.html

Perhaps you could resend the below to Richard?

-Lofton.
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Dear Richard,

The WebCGM Working Group has reviewed the comment you sent [1] about the 
WebCGM 2.1 Last Call Working Draft [2] published on 02 October 2008. Thank 
you for having taken the time to review the document and send us comments.

The Working Group's response resolution to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and acknowledge this WebCGM WG response by 
replying to this mail and copying the WebCGM public mailing list 
<public-webcgm@w3.org>. Let us know if you agree with it or not before 11 
Jan 2009.  If we receive no reply from you by January 11, then we will 
default your reply to "WebCGM WG response accepted."

In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific solution 
for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group.

If such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity 
to raise a formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director 
during the transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C 
Recommendation Track.

Best regards,

On behalf of the WebCGM Working Group,
Thierry Michel, WebCGM WG Team Contact.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webcgm-wg/2008Oct/0000.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-webcgm21-20080917/
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* Comment Sent: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:29:23 +0000
* Archived:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webcgm/2008Nov/0005.html

The WebCGM WG has the following responses to your comment:
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SUMMARY of your comment:

Comment from the i18n review of:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-webcgm21-20080917/WebCGM21-Config.html#ACI-fontmap

Comment 6
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0811-webcgm/
Editorial/substantive: S
Tracked by: RI

Location in reviewed document:
9.3.2.2 
[http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-webcgm21-20080917/WebCGM21-Config.html#ACI-maplist]

Comment:
Normalization for string comparison should include conversion to a Unicode 
normalization form, to eliminate issues related to precomposed vs. 
decomposed characters and issues related to ordering of multiple combining 
characters.

RESPONSE to your comment:

WebCGM agrees that this is the consistent and reliable way to perform such 
comparisons. Text to this effect will be added to the description of the 
'cgmFont' value -- conversion to unicode normalization form should precede 
the comparison and follow the other WebCGM-specific normalization.

In 9.3.2, add a new sentence to the end of the description of 'cgmFont': 
"After this WebCGM-specific normalization, correct and consistent results 
when comparing metafile font names with the 'cgmFont' value — for font 
names outside of WebCGM's restricted core set of thirteen specific fonts 
(see T.16.13 of @@section 6.5@@) — may require that WebCGM processors 
convert to a @@unicode normalization form@@ before performing the string 
comparison." Also add to WebCGM Chapter 1 the references for both the 
Unicode Standard Annex #15 [1] and the W3C Character Model, Part 2 
(Normalization) [2].

[1] http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr15/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod-norm/

Incorporating all proposed changes, the paragraph of 'cgmFont' description 
becomes:

"The name of the font in the metafile for which font substitution is 
requested. Before attempting to match a font used in the metafile to the 
value (string) of cgmFont, both font names are normalized by a 
WebCGM-specific normalization: convert to lower-case; and strip out all 
whitespace, UNDERSCORE, and HYPHEN characters. Note: These normalization 
rules are derived from and intended for the substantial volume of existing 
metafiles that aim to invoke fonts from WebCGM's restricted core set of 
thirteen specific fonts (see T.16.13 of @@section 6.5@@) and that contain 
well-known and trivial deviations in the construction of those font names. 
The rules may be less useful outside of that intended scope. The target 
metafiles of these normalizations are most often, but not always, encoded 
in WebCGM's default character encoding of ISO 8859-1. After this 
WebCGM-specific normalization, correct and consistent results when 
comparing metafile font names to the 'cgmFont' value — for font names 
outside of WebCGM's restricted core set of thirteen specific fonts — may 
require that WebCGM processors convert to a @@unicode normalization form@@ 
before performing the comparison."

[Ed note: @@section 6.5@@ denotes text "section 6.5" that links to 
"WebCGM21-Profile.html#webcgm_4_5", which in the LCWD version is:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-webcgm21-20080917/WebCGM21-Profile.html#webcgm_4_5;
@@unicode normalization form@@ denotes text "unicode normalization form" 
that links to:
http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod-norm/#sec-ChoiceNFC ]


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