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Re: font formats and SVG2

From: Alex Danilo <alex@pagefire.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 08:09:50 +1100
Message-Id: <ES2IHL.HSES4CUU8INM@pagefire.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, www-svg@w3.org
Dear John,

--Original Message--:
>Taking SVG-defined outlines and generating a font via FontForge
>is a *trivial* process.  Converting these to OpenType allows them
>to be used as input to *text* rasterizers (e.g. DirectWrite,
>FreeType, ATS) as opposed to purely graphic renderers.
>Without the use of a text rasterizer, the results will not be
>subpixel antialiased, which typically includes rasterization
>techniques tuned specifically for text.

Our implementation already uses a different sub-pixel filling technique
when rendering the paths for an SVG font to improve text readability.

Your assertion is false.

Best regards,

>John Daggett
Received on Thursday, 3 March 2011 21:10:49 UTC

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