On 27/06/11 7:04 AM, Robert Derman wrote:
Jesper Lund Stocholm wrote:
Not really, I did say could, not would. If there is anything that
watching the evolution of computers and software over the last 30
years has taught me it is that there is no way to predict what will
happen in the future, so it is unwise in the extreme to be too adamant
about what must be, going forward.
2011/6/25 Robert Derman <email@example.com>:
This could eventually destroy ODF as a viable world standard if at some
point some software company or organization comes up with a popular
(example Microsoft) that embeds fonts so that anyone editing the
viewing it, or printing it uses the same font chosen by the original
No computer standard is likely to survive long term as long as adamant
decisions are (carved in stone) and not left to future users to
if deemed expedient.
I think that is a bit harsh, don't you think?
FWIW, here is a description of how Microsoft Office supports embedding
of fonts in documents and the limitations to it. If you want to take a
look at how this is achieved in OOXML, take a look at OOXML section
17.8.1 Font Embedding.
Can the ODF file format not include a container for user-data. May be
specifying how that data should be catalogued but not what that data is.
There is no worry about legalities in regards ODF and placing fonts in
that data. Then LO would be free to place fonts in that "user-data" and
use them as required for faithfull document transferal. Provides a
solution while the debate continues.
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