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Re: SVG 2 Features and Approach

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:48:43 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC1CuarRp2vn2GqibXyFvmSCZvurJSsy4guC++U0Pcf4A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, charles@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> SVG Fonts is getting dropped from SVG2
>
> Rick:
>> That's a huge disappointment.
>
> Charles Lamont:
>> I think I half-understood there was to be some other horrible convoluted
>> mechanism to achieve roughly the same functionality?
>
> The usual way is to convert the complete text in arbitrary path data and
> to use this path data as a replacement for the text.
> To be accessible of course, one has to add the text additionally within
> a desc, title or meta element again, what is pretty inefficient - and often
> not added automatically with the programs doing the conversion.
> The other problem is obviously, that one cannot edit such a converted
> text in a simple way with a text editor, practically one needs a program
> to convert and to edit (better one stores the orgin and edits this instead
> of the SVG), therefore one can interprete this as one step more in a
> direction, that SVG may become an inaccessible format one uses only as
> data dump format - changes are done on other documents. With
> specific programs one can have a conversion and output as SVG, if required.
> This is comparable with the usage of postscript or  portable document format
> today.

Or, as stated earlier in this thread, embed SVG outlines in an
OpenType table, which already works in Firefox.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 10 January 2013 18:49:31 GMT

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