[mpeg-OTspec] Toward a Composite Font format specification

Ken Lunde lunde at adobe.com
Thu Aug 27 15:03:48 CEST 2009

Very good point, John.

I will consult with others here today about this, to make sure that I  
convey this correctly and accurately, then reply to this again,  
hopefully later today.

-- Ken

On 2009/08/26, at 16:30, John Hudson wrote:

> Ken Lunde wrote:
> > I was in a meeting this morning, and its discussions led to an idea
> > for another <ComponentFont> attribute that we have not yet  
> considered.
> > Under some circumstances, especially when dealing with embedded  
> fonts,
> > it may be useful to specify whether the font is embedded (in a file
> > that references the Composite Font or the Component Font) or  
> available
> > on the device (a "device" font). This, of course, would be optional,
> > but I guarantee that some producers will want to specify this.
> Before considering this, I think it would be a good idea to agree on
> some terms and their meanings, given the confused history of the use  
> of
> the word 'embedded' with regard to OpenType fonts. The OT spec talks,
> re. the OS/2 embedding bits, in terms of embedding in documents, while
> the 'Embedded' OpenType EOT spec talks about the same bits in terms of
> embedding that actually means web linking. I presume this latter use  
> --
> which I consider idiosyncratic -- is not what you mean, Ken, but  
> perhaps
> it would be a good idea to delineate what you do and do not mean by
> 'embedding'.
> Regards, John
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