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Re: Re[2]: FW: acronym in title...

From: Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh@sharif.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 21:43:34 +0330 (IRT)
To: Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
cc: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, <ishida@w3.org>, <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>, <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0303142137220.16636-100000@gilas.bamdad.org>

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Mark Davis wrote:

> Good point, although you are safest in that case actually annotating with
> the font, and not depending on the target system.

That's not safe. That way your document won't be standard. How do you know
what will be the exact name of an Urdu font on a future desktop with a
very standard browser and a very standard set of fonts?

Since OpenType allows language-specific glyph replacements, that desktop
may not even have an Urdu-specific font. It may have an Arabic font that
has an extra glyph for the Urdu 7 to use only when some software
specifically asks for text to be set in Urdu. Annonating with a font name 
will not have *any* effect in this case.

Received on Friday, 14 March 2003 13:12:50 UTC

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