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ANN: SVG Font Generation Tool Now Available

From: David Schweinsberg <david@steadystate.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 18:50:12 +0100
To: "SVG Mailing List" <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LOBBIFPFKJEMLGNLKNMCMEICCFAA.david@steadystate.co.uk>

Steady State Software Ltd. announces SVGFont, a Java application that
generates SVG font definitions from TrueType fonts. It is now available from
Steady State Software's SVG home page:


SVGFont is built with Steady State Software's TrueType Toolkit, a
forthcoming library of Java classes for the development of typography

The software is available without charge, and includes all source code.  It
is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Currently, SVG Fonts are supported by the latest CSIRO SVGToolkit release,
available at:


There have been various improvements over the preview release made available
at the time of the CSIRO SVGToolkit (July 12th 2000), including:

* Fixed bug causing some holes in unicode -> glyph mapping (cmap format 4)
* Fixed bug where Glyph objects were being retained, which was consuming
  amounts of memory (esp. with Far Eastern fonts)
* Added support for composite glyphs
* Added facility to use the Macintosh (ASCII) character map (switch
* Fixed Unicode mapping of symbol fonts
* Added facility to generate a font preview page (switch "-testcard")
* Added file output option (switch "-o <path>")
* Fixed bug with range specification

Many thanks to Chris Lilley (W3C) and Dean Jackson (CSIRO) for their
feedback and assistance.


David Schweinsberg
Steady State Software Ltd.
Received on Sunday, 30 July 2000 13:49:37 UTC

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