ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N0xxx

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG2 N217

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34

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TITLE: Requirements for Amendment 2 to ISO/IEC 9541-2: Information interchange
SOURCE: Shinichi Oguma and Yushi Komachi
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STATUS: Document for SC34/WG2 meeting
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DATE: 2005-05-21
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Requirements for Amendment 2 to ISO/IEC 9541-2: Information interchange

The existing ISO/IEC 9541-2 (Font information interchange - Interchange format) specifies a font reference in its Annex A, for use in the identification and selection of a font resource. The font reference retains the same format as a font resource, except all properties are optional and glyph shapes are excluded.

Today's font users require a much more sophisticated mechanism for font referencing. Responding to those user requirements, WG2 is requested to divides the existing project of ISO/IEC 9541-2 to develop the ISO/IEC 9541-2/Amd.2; Extension to font reference.