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Re: svg fonts as web font format?

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:47:36 -0800 (PST)
To: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <4746800.151631226616456412.JavaMail.root@cm-mail01.mozilla.org>


Hi Gustavo,

> sorry if this question is naive or has already been discussed, but  
> what are the problems with svg-fonts? wasn't this w3c's proposal for  
> web-fonts in the first place? why not invest time & effort in making  
> svg-fonts finally work, and extend it with the necessary meta-info?

You can try this out already, WebKit supports SVG fonts and these can be used via @font-face rules.

Apache Batik provides a TTF to SVG font converter:

  http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/tools/font-converter.html

You can also use FontForge to create SVG fonts.

Cheers,

John Daggett
Mozilla Japan
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2008 22:48:16 GMT

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