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Re: Two flavors of glyphs: color-specifying and color-inheriting

From: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:14:37 -0500
Cc: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, "public-svgopentype@w3.org" <public-svgopentype@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7653BBDC-0A16-4546-800F-612E4860DC39@typesupply.com>
To: Sairus Patel <sppatel@adobe.com>
On Feb 22, 2012, at 7:48 PM, Sairus Patel wrote:

> (Spun off from another thread item, which I've appended below.)
>  
> Our SVG OT spec should allow for:
>  
> a. some glyphs to specify their own color(s), and
> b. some glyphs simply to inherit the color of the surrounding style, without specifying their own color(s).

I'm a bit late to this discussion, so please forgive me if this ground has already been covered...

Would there be a way in (a) to allow a user of a font to modify the colors defined int the glyphs/font? For example, say Erik van Blokland makes an SVG OT version of his Federal family[1] for licensing to customers. In this font, he would have the fills of the layers defined as:

	shadow = gray
	bevel = black
	fill = white
	inline = green

A user licenses this for use on a website that has a black background. Could the user change the background layer color to orange via CSS or something else?

From my perspective as a typeface designer, this is a pretty important detail in all of this.

Tal

[1] http://letterror.com/catalog/fed/gallery.html
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