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Re: SVG Fonts [...]

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 03:21:20 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTilYigIFhT9VctlL0yjmx8tz0wadKdnAhTuVEsCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, www-svg@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:30 PM, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:

> On Thursday, June 3, 2010, 12:52:26 AM, Robert wrote:
>
> ROC> In general SVG fonts are going to be lower quality, in terms of
> rasterization.
>
> You have stated that without demonstration. What is your source for the
> statement?
>

1) The format does not support hinting
2) AFAIK no SVG viewer today renders SVG Fonts with subpixel antialiasing

ROC>  Of course, if there is no such option or viewers to not interprete
> ROC>  this option, many authors will just use a feature from programs
> ROC>  like inkscape to convert text into inaccessible paths, difficult to
> edit
> ROC>  afterwards and not readable anymore without the graphical
> ROC>  representation.
>

Olaf wrote that, not me. Sorry if Gmail broke the formatting.


Rob
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