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Re: text to path conversion API proposal

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:36:47 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA4429F.6060509@mcc.id.au>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
CC: Dirk Schulze <vbs85@gmx.de>, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>, www-svg@w3.org
On 23/10/11 12:24 PM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> What's the question being asked?

The question is whether it is acceptable for implementations to return 
different path data from this API for the same font/text being rendered.

> I agree about decorations, they're hard to get right. Having additional
> information from the font, such as baseline offsets, is a big help in
> implementing underline, but it'd be nice to save that added work when
> possible.

CSS3 Text also does not specify exact thickness or position of line 
decorations.  If an author wants to perform some funky text warping 
effect of underlined text, and they want it to match what the browser 
would be rendering, then the API will need to expose the decorations as 
paths.
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