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Re: SVG Fonts inside of OpenType fonts? [Cross-post from www-font@w3.org]

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:02:11 -0400
Message-ID: <4E0A1723.5020304@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 6/28/11 1:58 PM, Tab Atkins wrote:
> While I certainly like many of the abilities that SVG fonts can bring,
> I was under the impression that the problems with them run further
> than what you list.  For example, you theoretically have the ability
> to add an<html:video>  to a<glyph>  (loading the data from a data:
> url, if necessary).  How does this work?

There are several different versions of SVG fonts.  SVG Tiny 1.2 fonts 
don't allow that sort of thing (since you can't put an <html:video> in 
SVG Tiny 1.2 at all).

So it should be possible to standardize a definition of SVG fonts that 
restricts the glyph geometry descriptions in a sane way.

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