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

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 18:40:37 +0100
Message-ID: <3DDE6C15.80000@pinkjuice.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Vadim Plessky wrote:

> On Friday 22 November 2002 7:34 pm, Tobias Reif wrote:
> |  Vadim Plessky wrote:
> |  > On Thursday 21 November 2002 11:58 pm, Tobias Reif wrote:
> [...]
> |  > |  > Than talk to Adobe to switch their ASV from closed-source
> |  > |  > implementation to FreeType.
> |  > |  > And ask Batik guys to use FreeType, too.
> |  > |
> |  > |  How would that affect the spec?
> |  >
> |  > I guess *you* were speaking about rendering quality, no?
> |  > And it was your proposal to add some changes to specs, defining
> |  > rendering quality?
> |
> |  Yes, so FreeType is of no help.
> |
> So, is ASV of any help here?


No. You seem to be fond of confusing a lot. Answers to your question 
below can be found in the thread, so I can't help you any further.

Tobi

> Do you have sources for it?
> (or you don't consider this to be a problem?)

> 
> FreeType does its task - it renders text, and does this job very well.
> Adobe's renderer(s) can't acomplish similiar results.
> 
> I have no experience with Batik but doubt it can beat MS's or Adobe's 
> rendering, unless it uses FreeType.
> Besides:  with several new rendering options added to FreeType-2.1.3, you can 
> *tune* rendering to your appeal.
> There are several rendering devices (in particular, TVs), which require *very 
> different* kind of rendering from what we have in Windows, Linux or MacOS 
> nowdays. 
> AFAIK SVG specification doesnt' have similiar rendering options at a moment.
> I doubt though that Microsoft would like to share some pieces of their 
> ClearType technology, or Apple would give up on some of their TrueType 
> patents.
> So, what you would like to acomplish with "identical rendering" goal?
> Pls explain.
> 
> 


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