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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Font Embedding in ODF (was RE: ANN: ODF 1.2 Candidate OASIS Standard Enters 60-Day Public Review)


Le Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:01:26 -0700 (PDT),
plino <pedlino@gmail.com> a écrit :


Charles-H. Schulz wrote:

No it doesn't. 


Of course it does.  Maybe you don't use it or don't know how to do
it. But don't say it doesn't.

So are you saying your word documents embed fonts on a daily basis?
I've never seen any similar documents. You get the impression of that
-maybe- because on a windows to windows environment everybody uses
fonts that are already available on the system. Of course, ODF (and
others) do keep the reference of the font name and if I have the same
font on my system it will try to reuse the same font. But just for
reference: except for specific cases: office document formats including
MSOffice DON'T include fonts. PDF does (there are less used formats)
and that's what it's know for.




Charles-H. Schulz wrote:

But I think we're also missing the point if -let's say
we were to design a brand new office file format that embeds or does
not embed fonts- why should anyone be using it? Choosing a format
that's not the dominant format is already a reasoned choice,
oftentimes an act of departure from the dominant player, and
sometimes a political act. 

I think you are missing the point: it's not simply a matter of the
embedded fonts. If the brand new file format that you are creating
wants to attract users it can never have less features than the one
it wants to replace. Or at least it can not miss critical features.


Network effect. Do you have any idea how many superior formats have
been created but that never got adopted?


Even if people want to switch for "political" reasons, I'm sure they
don't want their work crippled...


They don't, that's true. But don't mix the various purposes of formats.

Best,
Charles.


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