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Adobe don't support SVG fonts...

From: alexis <alexis.farmer@ingenta.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 11:56:02 +0000
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To: www-svg@w3.org
Bug #1

Support for external SVG fonts is broken (Adobe have confirmed this to me, 
it may just be with Windows plugin as I haven't tested it on a Mac). No 
error is reported back to the user, but references to external SVG fonts 
are ignored and other fonts are substituted without warning.

Bug #2

When using CEF fonts. The pen is not advanced the correct amount as 
specified by the advance widths in the font making the dx="x, y z" 
attribute COMPLETELY USELESS for making exact adjustments to inter 
character spacing. And instead the only way to exactly position glyphs is 
to give the x and y coordinate for each one, resulting in nasty large files.

If textLength/adjust mechanism was supported this would be a minor 
improvement but it isn't.

Most of the text I want to do is fully justified (in fact most text in the 
world is) and amazingly there is no way to do this with SVG. Can anybody 
explain why??? Is it some kind of joke that I'm not in on???

Received on Monday, 26 November 2001 07:00:08 UTC

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