CGM deployment? [was: Tables and Charts ]

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Fri, 07 Jul 1995 10:18:39 -0400


Message-Id: <199507071418.KAA27180@beach.w3.org>
To: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Cc: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Paul Prescod),
Subject: CGM deployment? [was: Tables and Charts ]
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 07 Jul 1995 13:46:46 BST."
             <10955.9507071246@afs.mcc.ac.uk> 
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 1995 10:18:39 -0400
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <10955.9507071246@afs.mcc.ac.uk>, lilley writes:
>> While you are at it you might want to standardize a vector drawing format.
>
>CGM (ISO/IEC 8632: 1992) is currently being registered as an Internet 
>Media Type.

What sort of support for CGM is in various authoring tools? e.g. can
I easily save FrameMaker drawings in CGM? How about stuff like MacDraw,
etc.?

Does anybody know how CGM interacts with fonts? If it has a nice clean
font story, that would put it way ahead of EPS for this sort of thing.

The consortium has been approached by somebody who's willing to give
away source to a CGM viewer. If there were free CGM viewers available
via w3.org, do you think it would take off?

Dan