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RE: text decorations and rotated glyphs

From: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:39:26 -0400
To: "'Cameron McCormack'" <cam@mcc.id.au>, "'SVG public list'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601cd046d$47a56360$d6f02a20$@net>
I am thinking the other way -- underlining is generally applied to words rather than letters, and while the letters may jiggle and float a bit, the underscore should not follow the individual characters.

See for example http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/svg/TopAlignBrowsers.png 
As based on experiments at http://granite.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/tspanmeasure.svg and http://granite.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/tspanmeasure4.svg 
and as discussed in http://cs.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/GeometricAccessibility.html 

Having an option that users could apply might be very nice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cameron McCormack [mailto:cam@mcc.id.au] 
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:50 AM
To: SVG public list
Subject: text decorations and rotated glyphs

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
   <text x="100" y="100" rotate="45" text-decoration="underline">A</text>

Should the underline rotate with the glyph or remain horizontal? 
Safari/Chrome do the former, Opera the latter.  (Didn't test IE since I did not want to suffer the pain of starting up my VM right now.)  I'm leaning towards preferring rotating the decorations.
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2012 18:40:00 UTC

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