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Re: SVG Fonts [...]

From: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:51:25 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
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On Thu, 03 Jun 2010 20:07:23 +0200, Rick <graham.rick@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 4:01 AM, Dirk Schulze <vbs85@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, den 03.06.2010, 19:34 +1200 schrieb Robert O'Callahan:
>>> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Dirk Schulze <vbs85@gmx.de> wrote:
...
> To make moderately high level feature like SVG Fonts a base
> requirement for using the test suite would be, IMHO, very poor
> judgement indeed.

To set the record straight:

1. SVG Fonts are NOT a base requirement for the testsuite - they are used  
as the first font-family in a list of fonts, there is always a generic  
fallback font specified as well
2. A smallish subset of tests do test the support for SVG Fonts, e.g  
fonts-elem-*.svg, and having SVG Font support is of course required to  
pass those tests

If the SVG user agent implements support for SVG Fonts, then all text is  
much more likely to be consistent across platforms, since the installed  
platform fonts usually vary quite a bit (goal: fewer false positives in  
case you rely on visual/rasterbased regression testing).

Cheers
/Erik

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Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 10:52:03 GMT

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