W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > November 2008

Re: svg fonts as web font format?

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 23:09:00 +0000
Message-ID: <491CB38C.7070103@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Thomas Phinney wrote:

> Basically, SVG fonts have dropped all sorts of info that would be
+ necessary for web fonts. SVG fonts are only intended for viewing at
+ largish sizes (no hinting). The UA would have to take on responsibility

Although I haven't studied the results of doing this, I believe the SVG 
font proponents argue that hinting has been made obsolete by anti-aliasing.

+ for font rendering (assumed in SVG) or translate the font back to

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2008 23:10:28 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:55:17 GMT