[MPEG-OTSPEC] Scheduling Zoom meeting to discuss new proposals and AHG recommendations

Chris Lilley chris at w3.org
Sat Jul 1 17:43:43 CEST 2023

On 2023-06-30 22:01, Dave Crossland wrote:
> Sadly since I see color variable fonts as the future, I am not sure 
> where CFF2 and SVG-in-OT will go. 

I agree with this assessment (which may surprise some given my earlier 
involvement in SVG and in SVG-in-OT). Given the great utility and rapid 
uptake of variable fonts, any glyph technology which does not support 
variations, or cannot be readily made to support variations, is 
effectively just legacy.

That left me in a "neither A nor B is good enough" situation when 
comparing the expressive power of SVG-in-OT and COLRv0.

With COLRv1, I now regard that as the sole viable format for chromatic 
fonts and thus, SVG-in-OT (and the various pixel-based color formats) 
are purely legacy.

Chris Lilley
Technical Director @ W3C
W3C Strategy Team, Core Web Design
W3C Architecture & Technology Team, Core Web & Media

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