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Re: SVG fonts: [ was RE: minutes, SVG WG TPAC F2F 2014, day 2]

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:09:19 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAXaCQrbC12OA48jrVW=2kNe1W_V0gYQC0w5yNFzaosgA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jelle Mulder <pjmulder@xs4all.nl>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, Robert Longson <longsonr@gmail.com>
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Jelle Mulder <pjmulder@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> If all these characters are incorporated in Unicode character, how is it
> possible that SVG fonts do not support them? Isn't it just a question of
> having a very extensive set of Glyph? And wouldn't that be something that is
> addressed by the authoring software rather than a font set? I doubt that
> anyone using Devangari on an iPhone has that much of a problem with it.

SVG fonts can support the individual characters, but don't have the
mechanisms that TTF/OTF/etc have that allow glyph
shaping/kerning/hinting/etc. that are necessary for rendering some of
the world's languages readably.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 15 November 2013 21:10:05 UTC

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