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

Dave Crossland dcrossland at google.com
Sat Jul 1 21:00:06 CEST 2023

On Sat, Jul 1, 2023, 9:43 AM Chris Lilley <chris at w3.org> wrote:

> 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.

And COLR v2 is on the cards!

It seems to me if cubic-in-glyf is really better as a separate table, non
glyf, because the way cff2 and cff1 can coexist in one file is indeed
desirable, then COLR v2 will be de facto be a glyf2

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