[tdf-discuss] Re: Font Embedding in ODF (was RE: ANN: ODF 1.2 Candidate OASIS Standard Enters 60-Day Public Review)
Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
4. It is incorrect to presume that Font Embedding will not be in ODF 1.3
or any other. While font embedding did not make the feature cut in the
prioritization for ODF 1.2, that does not mean it can't be resurrected.
It is early days for ODF 1.3, which is scheduled to take a two-year
What is *missing* is a serious proposal that deals with the
complexities, borrows from some already-worked-out approach in other
software, and is brought forth at the ODF TC in an unencumbered form.
Someone has to do the heavy lifting.
You can also respond to the public review, although something concrete
that can be used in a constructive manner would be particularly welcome.
The ODF TC *has* to address every Public Review comment, although that
doesn't mean we will do anything about it. Good catches will probably be
saved up for an Errata or lead to action in ODF 1.3.
Le 2011-06-24 13:13, Charles-H. Schulz a écrit :
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.
Even if font embedding is included in ODF 1.3 (which is unlikely according
to Charles' statement) that will only happen in 2 years time.
I think TDF and LO are betting on the wrong horse. It's not only going to
start the race much later but also there seems to be no guarantee that it
will run faster or better (if Charles' statement is correct they aren't even
on the same race because their goals are different)
In any case, if LibreOffice's goal is to be a suite that stands behind the
ODF format then it should review what it promises. If it can't embed fonts,
it can never be a replacement for MS Office.
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