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Re: SMIL text formatting

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:39:41 -0400
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, Jean-Claude Moissinac <moissinac@enst.fr>
Cc: M Doshetty Seema-A16215 <A16215@motorola.com>, www-smil@w3.org
Message-id: <BB175F8D.16BDE%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

Here's an example using SVG for captions in Realplayer with the Adobe SVG
plugin.  This plays correctly on my machine that still has Real8, but the
SVG plugin that I installed for RealOne has a quirk.  For each caption, if
you move your mouse out of the caption region (no clicking required), the
text moves into the correct position.  If you don't do that, the text is
moved and/or cut in half.  Curious, don't you think?

This won't work on Macs since there is no SVG plugin for RealOne on the Mac
that I know of.

http://ncam.wgbh.org/richmedia/media/svg_captions/elev_svg.smil

AWK

On 6/13/03 8:51 AM, "Robin Berjon" <robin.berjon@expway.fr> wrote:

> 
> Jean-Claude Moissinac wrote:
>> M Doshetty Seema-A16215 wrote:
>>> For SMIL text formatting, I would like to use SVG font.
>>> Can anybody tell how can I go about it.?
>> 
>> For that, you have to use a SMIL player with a good SVG support.
>> At this moment, RealOne doesn't work correctly for this purpose.
>> Is there any other SMIL player with good SVG support?
> 
> You /may/ be able to use the Adobe SVG Viewer to some extent. It ships with a
> plugin for RealOne that allows one to insert SVG content in it.
> 
> It mightn't allow you to style the text directly but you might be able to
> intercept it and display it in an SVG area.
> 
> It certainly would be nice if TT used SVG fonts.

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