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Re: Scaling sub-pixel fonts

From: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:33:44 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
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On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:00:16 +0100, Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>  

> http://codedread.com/browser-tests/subpixel.svg
> Just want to confirm that there should be two tiny words on this page.
> 1) Firefox 3.6 and IE9 display both words the same sizes as expected
> 2) WebKit has a bug with font sizes below 0.5px (displaying the 0.4999px
> text larger)
> 3) Opera fails to display either words
> As usual, it's disturbing to find such a basic test not exhibiting
> cross-browser consistency at this stage of SVG deployment, but thankfully
> there are at least two implementations in this case :-/
> Is there a test to cover this in the suite?

There's no such test AFAIK.

I was curious to see if the same issue could be seen when using CSS3 2d  
transforms and a small font-size in html content, see attachment.


Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed

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