RE: I18N-ISSUE-9: OpenType feature preservation [WOFF]

I believe this is what our working group had in mind when we requested this comment:

We are concerned about implementers [...] ignoring OpenType feature support. This advice falls outside the scope of the WOFF spec, but we think that adding to the note at the bottom of section 5 will be very useful in alerting people to this issue.

Such a note can only be advisory, but we thought it might make sense to warn implementers here.



Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N, IETF IRI WGs)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:public-i18n-core-
>] On Behalf Of Christopher Slye
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 1:50 PM
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> Subject: Re: I18N-ISSUE-9: OpenType feature preservation [WOFF]
> Yes, that's just what I had in mind -- advisory, not normative.  -C
> On Dec 20, 2010, at 10:10 AM, John Hudson wrote:
> > Vladimir wrote:
> >
> >> However, the informative note in section 5 does mention that UA
> "need not necessarily reconstitute the input font as a whole" and
> "may access individual tables directly as needed". I think it would
> be reasonable and appropriate to add a language here with the
> warning that removing or ignoring any font table may result in
> breaking the functionality of the font, which may affect text
> rendering results and text layout.
> >
> > Yes, that was my thought too.
> >
> > J.
> >

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