[Fontconfig] Composite Font Representation

suzuki toshiya mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Wed Jul 25 07:53:58 PDT 2012

Behdad, thank you for triggering the discussion on ISO CFR.

Also I'm interested in the discussion about which existing library
is the most appropriate place to support ISO Composite Font Representation,
or, new library is required. In the earliest phase of ISO CFR discussion
in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 font AHG, the object created by one CFR was
expected to be looking like as a single font face object (and the client
is not required to care if it is from single font file, or composite font).

In my understanding, fontconfig does not provide a font face "object",
so new thin layer above fontconfig & freetype is expected.

Unfortunately, Werner Lemberg is now traveling and almost offline from
the internet, so please wait August for his comment.


Akira TAGOH wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 6:13 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
>> Any interest in implementing these natively?  Would be handy as syntax for
>> combining Droid families, etc also.
> Yes, interesting idea to address the sort of that issue. I'll have a
> look into it later. thanks for sharing the information.
> Cheers,
>> https://blogs.adobe.com/CCJKType/2012/05/breaking-64k-glyph-barrier.html
>> https://blogs.adobe.com/CCJKType/2012/05/all-unicode-cfr.html
>> Matching algorithms need to be changed slightly, but nothing major I would say.
>> behdad
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