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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] (1)(f) and (1)(g) -- audience and workinglanguage

Hi all,

just a small comment from one of the lurkers:

>> One data point: As an end-user, the interoperability issue that deeply
>> annoys me between different word processors and presentation software
>> is layout changes in the same document viewed or printed from
>> different applications. (That MS Word notoriously doesn't keep this
>> consistent on the same version of Word on the same OS on different
>> printers is hair-tearingly frustrating.) Lines ending up on the wrong
>> page, etc. Pixel-perfect I can live without, line- and word-placement
>> consistency is another matter.

> That could get even more grey. Gross line changes are one thing, but
> different fonts could result in hyphenation on one implementation, clean
> word endings on another. I'm sure a typographer could provide some
> reasonable definition of this (slightly more lax) definition of 'look-alike'
> or whatever we're going to call it.

please don't isolate the stuff you are going to do only for desktop 
pc's, but also consider devices like smartphones or other "smaller" 
implementations of ODF.

Different page layouts and line wrapping makes totally sense on such 
hardware, but such an implementation should still pass e.g an ODF ACID test.


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