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Re: [steering-discuss] Support for OOXML

Sounds good to me but keep in mind these things, especially OOXML,
change pretty much the way MS wants to and it does have repercussions
on the ISO as well.


Le Wed, 3 Nov 2010 09:34:58 +0100,
Leif Lodahl <> a écrit :

Hi Charles and all.

What do you say to the below wordings? (fast translated from Danish -
so don't mind the Danglish).

Please have in mind that it's very important for me that what I write
now is not later "overruled" in e.g., a press release or such.


 Question 2:

*Which of the standards (mentioned by name, version number and
Amendment) are supported by the application?*


The file format for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations in
LibreOffice is OASIS ODF 1.2, Committee Draft 06, with a few
extensions. These expansions are part of the ongoing work in the
constantly progress in standardization and the extensions will be
considered and approved by OASIS and subsequently submitted to ISO
for ratification.

LibreOffice can read and write ODF 1.0 and 1.1 documents.

LibreOffice partially supports ISO / IEC 29500.

Question 3:

*This implementation is in full compliance with that standard or has
been only partial implementation.*


Implementation of the support for ODF is, in our belief in complete
accordance with the specifications mentioned above.

Support for ISO / IEC 29500 is carried out in a way with focus on
those parts who ahve actually been implemented by others (Microsoft
Office). Some details of the specification has never been implemented
in Microsoft Office and other details has been implemented
incorrectly. In LibreOffice, we have chosen to implement the format
of Microsoft Office because we consider Microsoft
Office as the reference implementation.

Support for Microsoft Office 2007 formats is merely designed two meet
customer needs in order to read and edit existing documents in t
format – e.g., whenexchang
ing documents with others. It has never been an explicit goal to
support an academic standard, and we can therefore not guarantee an
implementation that is completely in accordance to the specifications.

LibreOffice intend - when possible - to support the approved
standards in full, including ISO / IEC 29500.

Charles-H. Schulz
Membre du Comité exécutif
The Document Foundation.

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