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SVG Fonts integrated into other technologies

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:03:46 +0000
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a0901080303m7e782b16w8ae9b9477acc7e3e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "SVG WG" <www-svg@w3.org>

Hello SVG-WG,

A while ago, I've stumbled across a couple of comments by Hixie [1]
and Doug [2] related to a potential inclusion of SVG Fonts into
content other than SVG (HTML, for example).

As a coincidence, a related thread by Andreas [3] asked about the
status of Web fonts [4] support so I'm wondering about the
possibilities and feasibility of such an approach. Naively, I can
think of some:

(+) It would allow authors to use SVG Fonts when Web fonts were not
available (for example, SVG is reasonably supported in mobile
terminals, whereas I don't know the status of Web font support in
those simpler implementations).
(+) This would help increasing SVG usage and deployed content.
(-) Firefox doesn't support SVG fonts (yet [5]).

Is there interest in coordinating this with the SVG effects for CSS
effort [6] and/or the SVG in HTML proposal? It's somehow similar in
the way that it's SVG being integrated into other technologies...

Maybe I'm missing something (this may already be considered in a newer
version of specifications I'm not familiar with, such as HTML5 [8])
but I surely wouldn't like that such a neat idea [1] [2] got lost
within a bug report [5]... ;-)


  Helder Magalh„es

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119490#c4
[2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119490#c7
[3] http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/svg-developers/message/61220
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-webfonts/
[5] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119490
[6] http://people.mozilla.com/~roc/SVG-CSS-Effects-Draft.html
[7] http://dev.w3.org/SVG/proposals/svg-html/svg-html-proposal.html
[8] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/
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