From: Jorge de Buen
> It is a good idea for the font suppliers to provide
> a set of numbers about the fonts they sale
Yes, great idea.
But there is a complication: since fonts are used to set
language (and not character sets!), you'd need to account
for that. For example, in English an "e" contributes much
more to the set-width of a font than a "j".
> C f
> L = -----
> P R
> P = sum of paragraphs
It's not really the sum of paragraphs, but the *proportion*
of paragraph breaks with respect to number of characters.
The damping that paragraph breaks provide is elusive.
> we wouldn't need to have the actual fonts
> to test their performances.
Yes, that's the key benefit.