ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34N0638

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TITLE: Requirements for Amendment 2 to ISO/IEC 9541-2: Font information interchange -- Part 2: Interchange Format --Extensions to font referencing
SOURCE: Dr. Yushi Komachi; Shinichi Oguma
PROJECT: WD 9541-2/Amd 2: Information technology -- Font information interchange -- Part 2: Interchange Format -- Amendment 2: Extensions to font referencing
PROJECT EDITOR: Dr. Yushi Komachi
STATUS: Document for SC34/WG2 meeting
ACTION: Project has to be created.
DATE: 2005-05-21
DISTRIBUTION: SC34, SC34/WG2 and Liaisons

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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; Extensions to font referencing.