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alternative way of doing "fonts"?

From: Andrew Wooldridge <andreww@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 10:34:46 -0800
Message-ID: <36E023C4.C5B4742A@netscape.com>
To: svg <www-svg@w3.org>

One idea I was thinking of was some alternative to just specifying
fonts. Meaning this:
in SVG have some way to dynamically replace text info with a vector
object defined in some library.
This way someone builds an alphabet of glyphs which then get inserted
into the places that text would have been in.  For instance

I have the word "big" and Iwant it to appear in some kind of snazzy
special font.
I create vector objects for the "b" the "i" and the "g"  (perhaps even
the rest of the alpha).
Then somehow in SVG I have a tag who's contents are "big" but when
rendered to the screen, the letter b get's replaced by my "b" glyph, the
letter "i" gets replaced by my "i"  glyph, etc. etc.

But this stuff would still be recognized in the svg as text so that it
might be searchable, selectable, etc.

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