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SVG12: text transformations

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 08:21:25 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <423cdf4e.400900609@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  It seems http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-SVG12-20041027/ still does not
require support for text transformations such as uppercase or lower-
case transformation. Consequently, if presentation is desired that does
not directly correspond to the casing and/or capitalization of the text,
the text must be encoded differently. This is highly undesirable for a
number of reasons such as increased maintenance cost, reduced access-
ibility, and possibly negative effects on text searching and sorting.

With SVG 1.2's advanced capabilities to include remote data, the lack
of such a feature would force authors who desire such transformations
to implement such transformations themselves in dynamic scripts which
is a generally poor solution.

I thus request that facilities are added that allow transformation of
text, in particular http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#caps-prop features
that correspond to CSS' text-transform property. Further, the font-
variant property should be changed such that font-variant="small-caps"
is guranteed to yield in small caps presentation.

regards.
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