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RE: X-height fallback

From: Allen Razdow <arazdow@mathsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 12:55:40 -0500
Message-ID: <8D1EA20CE6AB1043956A27D60E468F1CABE045@distrib.mathsoft.com>
To: "'steve@fenestra.com'" <steve@fenestra.com>, www-svg@w3.org

Steve,

I don't know, but am interested in the answer myself!  I'm responding to let
you know that messages regarding SVG support for allowing graphics to adapt
to sizes of particular strings do show up now and then (some from me). This
topic appears not to be one that the powers-that-be found important for some
reason.  Scripting is said to have access to sizes of things, and that
scripts are thus necessary to properly adapt graphics to text. 

-Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Schafer [mailto:steve@fenestra.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 10:12 AM
To: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: X-height fallback


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 12:55:32 GMT

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