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

From: Vadim Plessky <plessky@cnt.ru>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 18:08:51 +0300
To: Thomas E Deweese <thomas.deweese@kodak.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200211221808.53496.plessky@cnt.ru>

On Friday 22 November 2002 12:18 am, Thomas E Deweese wrote:
|  >>>>> "VP" == Vadim Plessky <plessky@cnt.ru> writes:
|
|  VP> Than talk to Adobe to switch their ASV from closed-source
|  VP> implementation to FreeType.  And ask Batik guys to use FreeType,
|  VP> too.
|
|      Does FreeType do stroking and dashing of outlines?  Typically
|  this isn't needed for rendering text but is needed for svg.

Does Windows TT rasterizer do stroking and dashing of outlines?  
Nope.
It's not the task of font renderer to do tasks like this.
What you can do with FreeType is to get outline from *any* of supported 
formats (supposing that we talk about vector/scalable font formats here), and 
apply some vector (SVG-like, or PS-like)  operations on that contour.

That's what ImageMagick does, BTW  (see http://www.imagemagick.org)
ImageMagick uses FreeType as glyph renderer, and has own vector-drawing 
engine.
Which, in particular, supports SVG.

-- 
Best Regards,

Vadim Plessky
SVG Icons
http://svgicons.sourceforge.net
Received on Friday, 22 November 2002 10:11:25 GMT

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