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Re: text to path conversion API proposal

From: Dirk Schulze <vbs85@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:59:01 +0200
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <690C8292-117D-4BEB-8FA2-0C1E2691B67A@gmx.de>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
This should work independent of the used font / font type? WOFF, SVG Fonts, OpenType,... for all types? Should this work with texts on paths as well? What do you expect for benefits, when do we need that? I know that Gecko supports it for HTML Canvas, but I never saw an example that uses that. I should mention that it would be very hard to implement it in WebKit and some ports may never be able to use that. How do you determine the path segments of a glyph? It must be transformed to SVG Path syntax somehow and I am not sure how we get similar results across implementations for SVGPathSegList.

Greetings
Dirk

Am 21.10.2011 um 20:18 schrieb Cameron McCormack:

> I started writing up a proposal for an SVG text to path conversion API:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/Proposals/Text_to_path_API
> 
> Comments welcome.
> 
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