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Turning Off Antialiasing

From: Jim Rosenberg <jr@amanue.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 15:55:28 -500
To: www-svg@w3.org
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I want fonts rendered with no antialiasing.  I still know very little about 
SVG, but I gather that the way this is supposed to be done is by 
incorporating shape-rendering:crispEdges into a style element.  I'm not 
getting this to work.  Here is some SVG that I have tried:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 20001102//EN"
<svg width="500" height="500">
	<text x="186" y="173" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:14;stroke-
this is a scratch default</text>

<!-- Generated by Jasc WebDraw PR4(tm) on 07/07/01 15:40:36 -->

When I view this using the Adobe SVG plugin, the font is antialiased, which 
is clearly visible when I do a screen capture and blow the bitmap up.  Jasc 
WebDraw also renders it antialiased in its Canvas pane.

Am I doing something wrong?

*Or* [hideous thought!] are viewer implementers just blithely ignoring
shape-rendering:crispEdges?  I hope not.  The folks who made the SVG 
standard obviously went to a huge amount of work.  It would be a shame if 
viewer implementers just didn't pay attention to what the standard says ...

Jim Rosenberg                            http://www.well.com/user/jer/
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Received on Saturday, 7 July 2001 15:56:07 UTC

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