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Re: ol style - a number in a circle

From: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 23:52:00 -0600
Message-ID: <4B909C00.9050900@fastmail.us>
To: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
CC: Matthew Millar <mattmill30@hotmail.com>, daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com, www-style@w3.org
On 3/3/2010 9:04 AM, Thomas Phinney wrote:
>> Assuming you were to have a library of fonts or able to make your own fonts,
>> this would also give you a bit more of the desired freedom; I don't think it
>> would accommodate multi-color bullets though. I wonder if SVG fonts allow
>> for multiple colors...
>
> If it were a custom font, you would deal with multiple colors via
> distinct glyphs, which would be made to overlap by giving all but the
> last glyph zero advance width. The colors would be specified manually,
> as that data is not part of the font proper.
>
> This is how (for example) multi-color logos are put into custom fonts.

Hmm... Learn something new every day. They still haven't covered a lot 
of the little details about typography in the publishing classes I'm taking.

That doesn't answer the original question about colored SVG fonts 
though. That would be a way to solve this on the Web anyway if you could 
just link to a font with colored characters via CSS3 Fonts.
Received on Friday, 5 March 2010 05:52:43 GMT

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