Re: RFP: XP font mapping mechanism

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Thu Oct 03 2002 - 09:12:38 EDT

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    On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Jody Goldberg wrote:

    > Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 04:25:46 -0400
    > From: Jody Goldberg <>
    > To: Andrew Dunbar <>
    > Cc:
    > Subject: Re: RFP: XP font mapping mechanism
    > On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 07:26:46AM +0100, Andrew Dunbar wrote:
    > > abi-dev. We load a document, map the fonts, and when
    > > we save it we have something like
    > > "explicit-font:Arial",
    > > "mapped-font:zz_AbiWordUglyArial".
    > Why save mapped-font at all ? That seems like a needless
    > complication.

    From a web background i can understand why you might not see the use fo
    this but the kind of people who like WYSIWYG and like to specify as
    exactly as possible what a document is going to look like will probably
    want the document to look as close as possible to how they intended even
    if they cannot have it exaclty as they wanted. I dont expect that anyone
    but the most serious desktop publishing types will need anything more
    intricate and complicated than a good Font Family or Font Set that will
    provide reasonably good fallback automatically.


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