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RE: Turning Off Antialiasing

From: ElShaddai Edwards <eedwards@jasc.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 07:56:24 -0500
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To: www-svg@w3.org

I can't speak for Adobe, but we [Jasc] haven't implemented support for
'shape-rendering' at this time. That doesn't mean we're "blithely ignoring"
it or not paying attention to the spec, just that we haven't implemented it

ElShaddai Edwards

ElShaddai Edwards
Product Manager
Jasc Software, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rosenberg [mailto:jr@amanue.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 10:55 AM
To: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: Turning Off Antialiasing

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/
     CIS: 71515,124
     WELL: jer
     Internet: jr@amanue.com
Received on Monday, 9 July 2001 09:02:43 UTC

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