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Re: Revisiting SVG Fonts

From: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 09:41:20 +1100
Message-Id: <W070UL.51Z8EYV44GK@abbra.com>
To: "Erik Dahlstrom" <ed@opera.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Hi Erik,

--Original Message--:
>On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:21:02 -0700, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>  
>wrote:
>
>...
>> What's the status of ligatures on those SVG Tiny viewers?
>>
>> Is there a maximum length that a ligature can be?
>> For instance, could 80 characters be used?
>
>There probably is some implementation-dependent limit yes. The spec itself  
>doesn't limit the string length for @unicode on <glyph>.

Some implementations might limit it, but in principle there should be
no limit. We support any length of string match for ligatures, so
you could theoretically match an entire paragraph. Highly unlikley
anyone would want to do that, but it will work.

>I'm pretty sure it would work ok if you happened to have an 80 characters  
>ligature in an svgfont, but it's not really a common case :)

Totally agreed.

Alex

>-- 
>Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
>Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
>Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
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