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Re: Revisiting SVG Fonts

From: Charles Lamont <charles@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:21:56 +0000
Message-ID: <4EAF3BA4.5050500@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Alex Danilo wrote:

>>> I wanted to bring forward my strongest disagreement with Mozilla's stance
>>> against SVG font support.

>>  From the 1.1.2 spec it is not clear to me (being dense) whether or not SVG
>> fonts are meant to enable the production of multicoloured, or otherwise
>> decorated fonts.

 >> It seems to me that this is precisely the kind of thing SVG is supposed
 >> to be for, and that no other potential mechanism exists.

> Yes, the SVG 1.1 recommendation as it stands supports font
> glyphs containing arbitrary SVG content, so multi-colour
> etc. is all possible.

> It is a definite yes. However, the level of support in different
> browsers/SVG implementations varies. Mozilla and IE support
> no part of any SVG font capability yet.

So what are Mozilla and Microsoft's objections?

Charles Lamont
Received on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 00:29:51 UTC

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