Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: ANN: ODF 1.2 Candidate OASIS Standard Enters 60-Day Public Review, prerequisite for balloting as OASIS Standard


plino wrote:
Charles-H. Schulz wrote:
So, let me state and restate this : ODF will not embed fonts in the
1.2, 1.3, nor in the future, because the format is not meant to focus on
faithful layout rendering. Instead, PDF is meant that. ODF focuses on
office document exchanges.
As long as ODF has this inherent limitation it WILL NEVER SUCCEED as a universal document exchange format!!!


For any document format to truly succeed, it must be UNIVERSAL. That means that it must be able to do what ODF does AND what PDF does. This is one area where specialization is not what is called for. So far, we have been using specialized software, text editors for some purposes, word processors for another set, and desktop publishers for still another. The future does not belong to such specialized programs, these represent the past! In the future the only writing programs that will succeed are those that can do ANYTHING as far as writing is concerned. And the only document formats that will succeed long term are those that can also do anything.
If that is the OASIS opinion then TDF should bail out from the ODF file
format ASAP.

That decision makes ODF useless for presentation files created in Impress
and for vectorial art created in Draw.
Even some text documents and spreadsheets rely on the fonts used...

PDF is a non-editable format. There is no similarity in function with ODF.


--
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to discuss+help@documentfoundation.org
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted

Context


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.