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Re: Identical rendering? [was Re: SVG 1.2 General feedback]

From: Vadim Plessky <plessky@cnt.ru>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 14:58:56 +0300
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200211201458.56566.plessky@cnt.ru>

On Tuesday 19 November 2002 3:13 pm, Tobias Reif wrote:
|  Vadim Plessky wrote:
|  > First I need to see SVG fonts,
|  You can get lots of free TTF fonts, then convert them to SVG Font via
|  Batik. It's a lot of fun.

In a short:  I stopped using TTF fonts about year ago, and actively promote 
usage of PostScript Type1 (or Type2/CFF) fonts.
But thanks for this reference, may be one day I would install Batik and try 
Does it convert TrueType hints (opcodes) to SVG, too?

|  > and second - renderer capable to handle them.
|  ASV (external files not yet supported), Batik, etc.
| http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/20011026/fonts-fontElement-BE-01-ps.htm
|  See
|  http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/BE-ImpStatus-20011026.html

Thanks for the URLs!

|  > Majot font editors I am aware of (closed-source FontLab, and open-source
|  > PfaEdit) are not able to export SVG fonts.
|  use batik's ttf2svg
|  But sure, a native SVG Font editor would be great :)
|  ... since SVG Font support *a lot* more than TTF: filters, animation etc
|  etc etc

I still should to learn *why* you may want to have filters or animations 
inside *font*.
"Right tool for the right task", IMO.

|  > For example, it seems that Adobe SVG plugin (Windows) renders fonts on
|  > its own, ignoring Windows font rasterizer.
|  > While such approach may be ok for Adobe's graphics apps (PhotoShop,
|  > Illustrator), text at small sizes (8pt-12pt) in unreadable in such case
|  Use the renderung related properties to make small text readable.

Do you mean, "hints"?

|  Tobi

Best Regards,

Vadim Plessky
SVG Icons
Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2002 07:14:58 UTC

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