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From "The Web Maestro" <the.webmaes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r722108 - /xmlgraphics/commons/trunk/src/java/org/apache/xmlgraphics/fonts/Glyphs.java
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2008 14:59:50 GMT
I think Jeremias change is a step in the right direction, but I also
appreciate the process.

Clay

On 12/3/08, Chris Bowditch <bowditch_chris@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Jeremias Maerki wrote:
>
>> On 02.12.2008 18:40:21 Vincent Hennebert wrote:
>
> FWIW, I am happy with the glyph substitution the way Jeremias has
> implemented it.
>
>>
>>>Hi Jeremias,
>>>
>>>Jeremias Maerki wrote:
>>>
>>>Plus, while it makes sense to replace
>>>minus-sign with hyphen-minus when minus-sign is not available, the other
>>>way around is not acceptable. Anyway, since in practice this will
>>>probably never happen, the whole thing can probably be simplified.
>>
>>
>> Not acceptable under whose authority? You're stating your opinion.
>>
>> Hey, this is just a mechanism that tries to get a reasonable result if a
>> glyph in a font is missing. If someone is not happy with the result,
>> he's free to use a different font.
>
> This is exactly the use case I'm concerned about. Font designers doing
> things the user doesn't expect. I think it would be unfortunate if FOP
> blindly followed a spec in this case at the detriment of the user. It's
> not easy to get a Font changed.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
>
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