[Korea-chapter] Web3D e-Learning SIG Agenda (10-13-2011); Korean font problem details

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Wed Oct 12 18:56:53 PDT 2011

On 10/12/2011 5:53 PM, Kwanhee Yoo wrote:
> The agenda items are as follows:
> 1. e-PubMeeting
> —Nov. 14-15: Conference on Smart Media, Seoul
> 1.Convergence of IDPF and IMS

It is good to learn more and discuss this on the
SIG call today (in progress).

> 2.Invited Lecturers
> -Bill McCoy, Executive Director of IDPF
> -IMS experte
> —Meetingbetween Web3D Consortium and IDPF
> To be: Nov. 15:6:00~7:00 PM Seoul

This meeting is very exciting.  Thanks for arranging it!

> Bill McCoy (bmccoy at idpf.org <mailto:bmccoy at idpf.org>) Executive Director of IDPF
> 2. 3D Book based on X3D
> —*Korean Language Problem (utf-8, kor)*
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <FontStyle family='TYPEWRITER' language='kor' size='0.15' spacing='2' />
> Kwan-Hee Yoo
> Dept. of Computer Education, Chungbuk National University, Korea
> E-mail) khyoo at chungbuk.ac.kr

My understanding is that there may be several problems with the
image that you posted.  The rendering was performed by BS Contact.
- some Hangul characters should be open/unfilled (like letter O)
	rather than filled in like a disk
- The rendered text is provided as an ImageTexture style of image,
	rather than geometric polygons which are more scalable.
	Images can work in some cases but can provide difficulty
	in 3D scenes.

Please confirm and clarify whether this is a correct understanding.

This is a very important set of issues to understand so that we can
provide good guidance and best practices to E-book authors and tools.

Also please send the X3D scene so that I can check and confirm.

Further resources on Text and internationalization can be found in:
- the book _X3D for Web Authors_ by Len Daly and I

- chapter slideset Geometry Part 1: Primitives

- chapter examples at

- chapter video at

- X3D-Edit 3.2 authoring tool has good support for international
	text, let us please test it on your example scene.  Recent
	improvements in this week's release may help.

Looking forward to further exploration of this problem with you.

all the best, Don
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