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Re: Request for Future Feature: variable stroke width

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 20:21:52 +0100
Message-Id: <72FAB4DB-A58F-4C54-9E02-1AFF6EB15B3A@btinternet.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>, www-svg@w3.org
To: bulia byak <buliabyak@gmail.com>

Doug and Bulia,

you might like to know that inkscape CVS has just started to support  
pressure sensitivity, so it's time variable stroke width wasn't just  
a part of the standard, but available in tools!



On 25 Aug 2005, at 04:18, bulia byak wrote:


by the way, I checked out your page, and I must say I wholeheartedly
support your proposal for the variable stroke width. This is one of
the cases where "emulating" it with <path> with extended attributes
would be extremely messy. The plain standard-SVG solution that you
propose is much simpler and more elegant.

The only thing I don't like is binding the widths array to the control
points of a path. In Inkscape, for example, it's easy to add/remove
path nodes (almost) without distorting the path, so it would be nice
to be able to do this without distorting the stroke shape either.

bulia byak
Inkscape. Draw Freely.

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Learning Disabilities and the Internet

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Received on Wednesday, 7 September 2005 19:22:01 UTC

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