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I've asked this question over on the OpenType and mpeg lists, but I thought some of you might have longer memories.
The current OpenType spec says, in the 'post' fmt 2.0 table, that:
Index numbers 32768 through 65535 are reserved for future use.
Does anyone have any recollection of why this limit is present -- or what possible "future use" such name ids might be put to?
And I guess more practically, can anyone suggest a reason not to eliminate this restriction?