ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N0xxx

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TITLE: Liaison statement to SC29/WG11 from SC34/WG2 on Open Font Format
SOURCE: SC34/WG2
PROJECT: ID:is9541-4
PROJECT EDITOR: Y. Komachi
STATUS: Liaison statement
ACTION: Response to the Liaison Statement from SC 29/WG 11 to SC 34 on Open Font Format [SC 29/WG 11 N 7977]
DATE: 2006-05-29
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons
REFER TO:
REPLY TO: Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
Y-12 National Security Complex
Bldg. 9113, M.S. 8208
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8208 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 865 574-6973
Facsimile: +1 865 574-1896
Network: masonjd@y12.doe.gov
http://www.y12.doe.gov/sgml/sc34/
ftp://ftp.y12.doe.gov/pub/sgml/sc34/

Mr. G. Ken Holman
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Box 266,
Kars, ON K0A-2E0 CANADA
Telephone: +1 613 489-0999
Facsimile: +1 613 489-0995
Network: jtc1sc34@scc.ca
http://www.jtc1sc34.org/


Liaison statement to SC29/WG11 from SC34/WG2 on Open Font Format

SC34/WG2 thanks SC29/WG11 for the liaison statement (SC29/WG11 N7977) on Open Font Format. SC34/WG2 recognizes the importance of Open Font Format and agrees with that the technical content of the standard should not modified and should remain exactly the same as the OpenType format version 1.4 font format specification.

SC34/WG2 reviewed the FCD text (SC29/WG11 N7911) and provide the following comments from the international standardization point of view:

1 Scope

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd sentences of para 2 "Multimedia applications require ... including scalable font technology." should be removed. They are user requirements rather than scope descriptions.

2 Normative References

The reference "TrueType Fundamentals" should be removed (or indicated in Bibliography) as it is not cited in the text.