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You seem a little confused, which is quite remarkable given the blog
you linked to is quite clear. First of all, font-embedding is not
supported because embedded fonts are one of the very many things ODF
and indeed XML in general is intended to get rid of. It was always a
bad idea, is a bad idea now and will be a bad idea in the future. The
style of an XML document is intended to be provided by CSS and to be
quite separate from the data content.

What the blog said, but you missed, is that the spreadsheet part of
the ODF did not include "formulae and syntax" content for cells. Which
it actually does do, thanks very much.

The blog in fact stresses two things - the ODF does not always work
with Gnumeric (which is a known problem with Gnumeric and not
restricted to ODF anyway) and it is different to Excel - which is a
*good* thing frankly, since there are some real issues with the way
Excel worked.

In fact, that blog (you need to track it back and check the sources
etc.) was actually missing the point that the formulae and syntax
included in ODF did not include the same *binary* notation as used in
Excel. Again, this is just as well since the old Excel binary was
actually faulty and is one of the things (hopefully) fixed by the XLSX
format in newer versions.

While I am sure your comments are appreciated, they do seem somewhat
confused. Perhaps you could clarify them a little?

On 05/07/2011 11:25, plino wrote:
Today I found the most interesting article on ODF, which explains why it
doesn't support font embedding:

ODF was created in a hurry to support text files. Later some people started
to worry about spreadsheets (apparently not that much). Maybe in the future
it will support the features that presentations and vector drawings require.

Only then it will make sense to use ODF as the file format for all OOo/LO

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