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Subject: Requirement

Ronnie The Bonnie


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All cases where fonts are used.

Enhancements for fonts.

Looking at the comparison of OOXML with ODF http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Office_Open_XML_and_OpenDocument,
something popped up.
Why isn't there a font format defined for ODF,
OOXML has something called Open Font Format (ISO/IEC 14496-22) which is OpenType font format
There is also PANOSE font specifications mentioned.

While in ODF v1.1.
There doesn't seem to be mentioned much about fonts, there is the css stuff about font face.
Fonts are mentined as attributes and while the section about svgfonts is good,
it does not define where/what font files or font formats to be used with ODF.
While looking around in the proposals section of ODF next: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/office/List_of_Proposals
There didn't seem to be something about fonts.

Enhancement 1: explicitly define one or multiple font formats that have to be supported and/or
are recommended to be supported by applications to make ODF more complete.
OpenType aka Open Font Format(ISO/IEC 14496-22)
svgfonts (this vector font format would be very good, nice)

Enhancement 2:
explicitly define a standard way to store fonts in ODF files.
Have search a little in ODF-spec but didn't found anything explicitly about embedding font files in a document.
Only about using fonts in text.

It would be good to have an explicitly description of this font stuff for compatibility, clearness and vision(completeness).

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