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RE: WOFF 1.0 clarifications

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:41:34 -0400
To: Bob Hallissy <bobh528@pobox.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D0496CE078F@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
Hello Bob, all,

Thank you very much for reviewing the WOFF specification and submitting your comments - they are invaluable part of the WOFF spec development as a W3C Recommendation.

I'd like to announce that the first public working draft of the WOFF spec (containing all the changes and revisions to date) has just been published by W3C at http://www.w3.org/TR/WOFF/. The WebFonts WG would very much appreciate the comments from www-font list participants.

Thank you,
Vladimir


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Bob Hallissy
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:19 PM
> To: www-font@w3.org
> Subject: WOFF 1.0 clarifications
> 
> Reading WOFF File Format 1.0
> (http://www.w3.org/Submission/2010/SUBM-WOFF-20100408/), a couple of
> questions:
> 
> 1) There are several places where a "length" item is specified (e.g.,
> WOFFHeader.length, TableDirectoryEntry.compLength,
> TableDirectoryEntry.origLength) but no where (that I can find) is it
> said what the units are. I will guess, and most implementors would
> probably assume, bytes -- but it would be good if the spec were
> explicit.
> 
> 2) WOFFHeader.totalSfntSize is documented as "Total size needed for the
> uncompressed font data, including the sfnt header, directory, and
> tables."  Is this number to include the table-ending padding or is it
> the sum of the table sizes (plus header and directory sizes) ?  Again,
> I
> would probably get it right by guessing, but it would be good to change
> "...header, directory, and tables." to something like  "...header,
> directory, and tables (as padded)." if that is what is intended.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bob Hallissy
> SIL International
> 

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