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Re: [css3-fonts] new editor's draft

From: Thomas Phinney <thomas.phinney@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:35:45 -0800
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0901210035v20874e24td1e96ae5267bc02a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:23 AM, Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com> wrote:
>
> John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
>> Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com> wrote:

>> As for the second issue, what the name within local() means, it will
>> vary with format but I think we need to define this clearly for
>> TrueType/OpenType fonts to assure cross-platform consistency.

That is a *huge* issue. There are a lot of different "name" fields in
a font, and which one is meant is quite unclear. I've seen engineers
forced to invent completely arbitrary interpretations just to do
*something*. I think it's a most unsatisfactory and troubling
situation.

regards,

T
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