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Re: Minutes, June 9 2011 SVG WG telcon

From: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:14:27 +1000
Message-Id: <3C9KML.PYHFZCPO7ND@abbra.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>, David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>, "'Rik Cabanier'" <cabanier@gmail.com>, "'www-svg'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi Doug,

--Original Message--:
>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


Finally... Now I know what that means for all the other implementers.


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