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Re: font formats and SVG2 (was Re: minutes, SVG WG Auckland F2F, day 3)

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:41:57 -0800
Message-ID: <4D6E8F75.2040004@tiro.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: public-svg-wg@w3.org, www-font@w3.org
John Daggett wrote:

> Unicode variation selectors are supported in Firefox 4 on all
> platforms.  The requirements are an OpenType font with a format14
> character map, one that establishes the mapping between selector
> values and variant glyphs.  An example would be Adobe's "Kozuka
> Mincho ProN".  No commercially available OS ships with a font
> supporting IVS, not OSX, not Windows 7 nor any version of
> Android.  (If there is I would love to be corrected).

I think that is correct with regard to *Ideographic* Variation 
Selectors, but if someone is looking for an OS font with a format14 cmap 
for testing, the version of the Cambria Math font that ships with 
Windows 7 supports variation selector sequences for math symbols.

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