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Re: Minutes, June 9 2011 SVG WG telcon

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:51:00 -0400
Message-ID: <4DF1A2B4.3090700@w3.org>
To: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
CC: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>, 'Rik Cabanier' <cabanier@gmail.com>, 'www-svg' <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi, Alex-

Alex Danilo wrote (on 6/9/11 9:11 PM):
>
> --Original Message--:
>> <snip/> Currently in aligning text to a (baseline) curve in SVG,
>> the characters are never distorted, merely positioned and rotated.
>> To accomplish the full fledged dual-path approach to alignment, one
>> will probably need to apply 3D transforms to the glyphs, but that
>> will be a part of SVG2, anyhow, so it is not too far a stretch
>> perhaps?
>
> Actually since SVG 1.0 there has been an attribute 'method'
> on<textPath>  when set to 'stretch' is supposed to do most of what
> you describe here.
>
> No-one has ever implemented it as far as I'm aware.

Au contraire, mon frère!

Opera does implement it, and it's cool!
   http://schepers.cc/svg/textPath-stretch.svg


Regards-
-Doug
Received on Friday, 10 June 2011 04:51:04 GMT

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