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Re: SVG Fonts [...]

From: Dirk Schulze <vbs85@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 10:05:12 +0200
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>, "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1275552312.2379.44.camel@dirk-laptop>
Am Donnerstag, den 03.06.2010, 19:42 +1200 schrieb Robert O'Callahan:
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
> wrote:
>         I see no technical barrier for SVG-to-canvas solutions in the
>         future.
>         Is it an unnecessary use-case, that a person may want to apply
>         a "filter"
>         to the paths in an font? Path filters can't access the
>         underlying
>         data of a binary font, without a descriptive API above the
>         font.
>         
>         Any chance of getting more data than "width" for WOFF?
> 
> Most graphics APIs offer a way to convert text to path data. I think
> canvas and SVG should too.
> 
It partly depends on the graphic library. Cairo has a very good support
for converting texts to paths. Other librarys don't provide a way to do
this or have a very bad support for it (don't support miter-limit, don't
give the correct path for the stroke of the text and so on).

Dirk
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