RE: text decorations and rotated glyphs

I am thinking the other way -- underlining is generally applied to words rather than letters, and while the letters may jiggle and float a bit, the underscore should not follow the individual characters.

See for example 
As based on experiments at and 
and as discussed in 

Having an option that users could apply might be very nice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cameron McCormack [] 
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:50 AM
To: SVG public list
Subject: text decorations and rotated glyphs

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   <text x="100" y="100" rotate="45" text-decoration="underline">A</text>

Should the underline rotate with the glyph or remain horizontal? 
Safari/Chrome do the former, Opera the latter.  (Didn't test IE since I did not want to suffer the pain of starting up my VM right now.)  I'm leaning towards preferring rotating the decorations.

Received on Saturday, 17 March 2012 18:40:00 UTC