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Re: Whatever happened to w3 fonts?

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 14:08:53 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9702181408.ZM16434@grommit.inria.fr>
To: Tim Rolands <trolands@truman.edu>, <www-font@w3.org>
On Feb 17,  2:16pm, Tim Rolands wrote:

> Maybe because OpenType is a lot more than just an embedding solution. If
> I understand it correctly, it will offer larger character sets, automatic
> glyph substitution, and enhanced multilingual support (among other
> things). Although these features may not mean much for the web,

The web? As in, the World Wide Web? Your thoughts on how to lay out a
Web page which contains portions in Arabic, without using automatic
glyph substitution, would be appreciated.

Of course, OpenType is not the only technology to offer such facilities.
Apple's True Type GX springs to mind. But these facilities are needed
for any Font solution for the World Wide Web

And yes, you are correct: OpenType appears to be TrueType Open + DSig
+ Type1 glyph support.

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