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Re: Revisiting SVG Fonts

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:26:39 -0700
Message-ID: <4EB217FF.1040505@jumis.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>, Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>, www-svg@w3.org
On 11/2/11 8:22 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com 
> <mailto:chuck@jumis.com>> wrote:
>     Mozilla has not responded in this thread, though their coders have
>     posted on the web several times.
> I'm strongly in favour of supporting some kind of SVG glyph table in 
> OpenType fonts, with animation (but not scripting) enabled.

A mixed-format format could be rapidly developed and tested in 
SVG+ECMAScript on the client side with browsers that support SVG Fonts. 
Many devs have used JS to parse binary.

The browser supporting SVG Fonts enables faster prototyping and development.

Would Mozilla be supportive of SVG Font development if other vendors 
were supportive of OpenType w/ SVG glyph tables?

I'd like to see both. I use the former a lot in development and the 
latter would be nice for deployment.
Received on Thursday, 3 November 2011 04:27:11 UTC

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