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Re: ISSUE-2366 (character position): Add an API to get at the coordinates of individual letters in a string [SVG Accessibility Module]

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:55:21 +0200
Message-ID: <1622362424.20100902115521@w3.org>
To: SVG Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
CC: public-svg-wg@w3.org
On Thursday, September 2, 2010, 11:14:45 AM, SVG wrote:

SWGIT> ISSUE-2366 (character position): Add an API to get at the
SWGIT> coordinates of individual letters in a string [SVG Accessibility Module]

SWGIT> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/track/issues/2366

SWGIT> Raised by: Doug Schepers
SWGIT> On product: SVG Accessibility Module

SWGIT> DAISY feedback asks that we add an API to get the coordinates
SWGIT> of individual letters in a string.  What about
SWGIT> getStartPositionOfChar(), getEndPositionOfChar(),
SWGIT> getCharNumAtPosition(), getExtentOfChar()?


Does 'letters' mean characters, or glyphs, here? And does position mean index into a string of characters, or screen position of a glyph?


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 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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