The use of open networks for the interchange of documents in both office and publishing environments has shown the need for a mechanism enabling the interchange of font information.
It is forseen that publishing and office technologies will merge and that this development will be facilitated by definition of a standard font resource architecture and a limited number of standard font resource interchange formats,
The first edition of ISO/IEC 9541-1 was published on 1991-09-15. After the publication, the following amendmentds and corrigenda were published.
This second edition of ISO/IEC 9541-1 includes all the amendmentds and corrigenda, and other requirements provided in the discussions in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34.
ISO/IEC 9541 defines a method of naming glyphs and glyph collections, independent of ant document encoding technique; it assumes that one or more methods of associating document encoding techniques with glyph identifies used in font resources will be provided by text processing systems.
This part of ISO/IEC 9541 specifies the architecture of a font resource, i.e., the font description, font metrics, plyph description and glyph metrics properties required for font references and the interchange of font resources.
The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this part of ISO/IEC 9541. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision, and parties to agreements based on this part of ISO/IEC 9541 are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standrds indicated below. Members of IEC and ISO maintain registers of currently valid International Standards.
ISO 646:1983, Information processing, — ISO 7-bit coded character set for information interchange.
ISO 3166:1988, Codes for the representation of names of countries.
ISO 6523:1984, Data interchange — Structures for the identification of organizations.
ISO/IEC 19757-2:2008, Information technology — Document Schema Definition Language (DSDL) — Part 2: Regular-grammar-based validation — RELAX NG.
ISO/IEC 9070:1991, Information technology — SGML support facilities — Registration procedures for public text owner identifiers.
ISO/IEC 9541-2:1991, Information technoogy — Font information interchange — Part 2: Interchange Format.
ISO/IEC 10036:19xx, Information technology — Procedure for registration of glyph and glyph collection identifiers.