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Re: should we remove the kerning property in favour of font-kerning?

From: Nikolas Zimmermann <zimmermann@kde.org>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 07:31:08 +0200
Cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-id: <9F511847-6520-430E-B33C-D6ABB611804E@kde.org>
To: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>

Am 27.05.2012 um 15:50 schrieb Dirk Schulze:

> 
> On May 27, 2012, at 1:22 AM, Cameron McCormack wrote:
> 
>> SVG 1.1 has the kerning property, which lets you override the kerning 
>> information from the font to use a specific value.  You can use 
>> "kerning: 0" to disable kerning, for example.  css3-fonts defines the 
>> font-kerning property, which has values "none" to disable kerning, 
>> "normal" to apply it, and "auto" to give the UA some leeway in 
>> determining whether it should apply.
> I rely on the experience of Niko and I hope he answers to this thread as well. Personally I would continue with CSS styling and am in favor for dropping 'kerning'. But I have no idea if it is in use somewhere.
Sorry for the delayed answer. I see nothing that holds back removing 'kerning'.
In WebKit it doesn't matter if you specify kerning=".." or -webkit-font-kerning=".." - it's mapped to the same values internally. So it's easy for us to do the switch.
Are we concerned about backwards compatibility here?

Cheers,
Niko
Received on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:30:41 GMT

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