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Re: SVG Requirements - PRNG and Font shaping

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:53:58 +1100
Message-ID: <4F1CBDB6.2040905@mcc.id.au>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
CC: SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
Charles Pritchard:
> But as for the current issue, Mozilla has raised objections with the SVG
> Fonts chapter, pending resolution:
> "the main issue is complex shaping"
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2011Nov/0040.html

Yeah, that's one of the biggest issues with SVG Fonts.  Really the only 
viable options are either to duplicate all of OpenType's shaping tables 
in markup and include them in an SVG Font definition, or utilise the 
existing OpenType format (and implementations) and add SVG glyphs to it.

(Now as for whether we'd like to support animated or coloured glyphs, I 
for one do; Mozilla rarely has a unified opinion on topics like these, 
as you probably know.  But Robert is right that getting more complex 
shaping working before animated glyphs is the likely course of things.)

> I'd like to see the SVG inside opentype included in the SVG2
> requirements, too.

TBH although I believe we (the WG) will work on this and write up a 
proposal at some point, I don't think it's going to happen as part of 
the SVG2 work.  Already we have too much in our SVG2 requirements list 
to get done in a reasonable timeframe and we're going to have to 
prioritise the things we get done in this next version of the spec.

Thanks,

Cameron
Received on Monday, 23 January 2012 01:54:35 GMT

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