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

Le 2011-06-24 18:01, Nuno J. Silva a écrit :
On 2011-06-24, Marc Paré wrote:

Le 2011-06-24 13:13, Charles-H. Schulz a écrit :

Le Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:48:54 -0700 (PDT),
plino<>   a écrit :

I really hope that revision 1.2 allows for font embedding in ODF

IMO that is a (the?) major obstacle for sharing documents with other
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.

I wonder about this last statement, does this mean that if I download
a copy of our documentation in .odt format, that if my font is missing
from my machine that I will not be able to print a high quality
version of that documentation.
You will be able to print an high-quality version. It will just use
another font.

I mean, you lose quality in the meaning the font used is not the
intended, but you don't lose quality as in definition or content.

Yes, I understand, however, the look in print will not be exactly what the author had first set it to be.

And worse, if I download a copy of a
writer, impress file or draw and wish to print it off in its native
file, that I would then have to hunt around and make sure that all of
the necessary fonts used in a particular document would have to be
installed on my machine so that I could get a high quality print from
To be sure documents print the same way in different computers, you
should use Adobe PostScript or Adobe Portable Document Format.

I don't mean font embedding is not needed, but just that you're looking
into a part of the problem that already has a solution, as far as you
don't need the document to be editable.

Yes, we are discussing this in another thread at the moment. It would be nice if this were possible in our native ODF.



Marc Paré

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