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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 <leiflodahl@gmail.com> 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.
> Cheers,
> Leif
> Question 2:
> *Which of the standards (mentioned by name, version number and
> Amendment) are supported by the application?*
> Answer:
> 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.*
> Answer:
> 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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