[MPEG-OTSPEC] Draft AHG report for your review

Dave Crossland dcrossland at google.com
Wed Jul 12 06:25:43 CEST 2023

I agree with John, if that is feasible

On Tue, Jul 11, 2023, 4:40 PM John Hudson <john at tiro.ca> wrote:

> On 2023-07-11 2:25 pm, Vladimir Levantovsky wrote:
> > My report merely captures the sentiment the AHG members expressed
> > during the call last week. Given such a strong interest in overcoming
> > the 64K glyph limit, and the resource constraints many organizations
> > face - it is reasonable to prioritize proposed changes and focus on
> > specific things of high interest to users and implementers. As we
> > proceed with this work, revisiting the question of priorities would
> > definitely be possible, and, if a strong case could be made to
> > prioritize another change or update - the AHG will definitely be able
> > to consider changes in priorities.
> I think there are a couple of different interest groups to consider,
> which suggests pursuing work in parallel rather than prioritising one
> set of items over another.
> Overcoming the 64K limits seems primarily of interest to CJK font
> development and a few one-font-to-rule-them-all edge cases. For a large
> proportion of font developers, this is of little practical importance,
> while OTL and OTVar related work is of greater interest and impact.
> It may be necessary for implementers to prioritise, given available
> resources, but useful draft specification work could be done on multiple
> fronts in the meantime.
> J.
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