[MPEG-OTSPEC] Draft AHG report for your review

Vladimir Levantovsky vladimir.levantovsky at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 14:01:00 CEST 2023

I do not disagree too :)
This is definitely a topic we'd want to revisit once the work is underway,
and while pursuing work in parallel is definitely feasible it comes down to
the same resource limitations - I really can't envision a successful spec
development work being done without the direct involvement of implementers
who are the most resource-constrained bunch.


On Wed, Jul 12, 2023 at 12:26 AM Dave Crossland <dcrossland at google.com>

> 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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