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Re: baseline problem

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 20:28:00 +0200
Message-ID: <67470226562.20030504202800@w3.org>
To: "dario" <dario@inecco.net>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

On Saturday, May 3, 2003, 11:26:46 AM, dario wrote:

d> how am i supposed to draw text with the baseline above it.

d> i tried
d> <text x="100" y="50" font-size="12" text-anchor="middle"
d> alignment-baseline="top" >blah</text>

None of the four latin characters "b" "l" "a" or "h" has a top
baseline. You would need to use some devanagri characters for example.
Once you had done so, then the alignment baseline for text in the same
lien at a different point size would be set. Your example didn't
include any spans of text in different sizes either, so its not clear
what you were trying to align.

d> but Squiggle does not allow "top" value and adobe svg viewer ignores it
d> completely.

You don't know that it ignores it completely based on that test.

d>  i tried reading svg specs but it is to complicated and
d> confusing, i didn't understand a thing about baselines.

That makes it a bit difficult to test the implementations, i would
assume ;-)

d> i also tried other values, but text is allways drawn ABOVE
d> baseline. is there any way i can draw text UNDER the baseline

Aha. So what you are looking for is a vertical equivalent of

Alignment baseline is not for that purpose at all.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Sunday, 4 May 2003 14:28:10 UTC

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