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X-height fallback

From: Steve Schafer <steve@fenestra.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 10:11:34 -0500
To: www-svg@w3.org
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Not all fonts specify an x-height, and even when they do, it's not
always possible to determine what it is (Windows, for example, doesn't
provide an API for obtaining a font's x-height).

Does SVG define any kind of fallback mechanism for approximating a
font's x-height (for dimensions specified in "ex" units)? I couldn't
find anything in the spec.

Steve Schafer
Fenestra Technologies Corp.
http://www.fenestra.com/
Received on Thursday, 30 January 2003 10:08:29 GMT

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