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Re: Minutes, 26 September 2009 SVG WG F2F - Day 1

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:55:57 +1000
Message-ID: <11e306600909280055u11bf9b1bu997abc525d76626c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Cc: anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au, www-svg@w3.org, public-svg-wg@w3.org
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com> wrote:

> --Original Message--:
> >It's not clear to me what was resolved about SVG Fonts, in particular the
> issue of cloning vs patterns. It sounds like people want 'stroke' and 'fill'
> properties on <text> to apply to the arbitrary SVG content of a glyph? I
> honestly don't think that's possible to do in a sane way that works in
> general.
> Yes it is. Whether it's difficult in some existing implementations is an
> orthgonal issue.

By cascading the CSS properties from <text> into the font glyph content and
hoping that everything works out OK?

I previously explained how that completely fails whenever the text might
have characters that aren't covered by the SVG Font, because then you can't
know which coordinate system will be used to interpret user units in the
style of the <text>.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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