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

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:48:12 -0800 (PST)
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: public-svg-wg@w3.org, www-font@w3.org
Message-ID: <549585728.494584.1299116892126.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
John Hudson 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.

Right, I did a quick scan of cmaps of Windows 7 fonts.  The only
ones contain a format 14 cmap are Cambria Math and Microsoft
PhagsPa.

John Daggett
Received on Thursday, 3 March 2011 01:48:47 GMT

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