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Supporting an option deforming algorithm for <textPath>?

From: Paul LeBeau <paul.lebeau@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:36:21 +1200
Message-ID: <CACfsppC+YPxmdCWafFb7R9Ph8J+g9s6XCsvCCwHHniRLpKfyiQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi all

A recent question on SO highlighted the fact that cursive alphabets may not
be well-served by the current textPath algorithm.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31362171/how-to-use-svg-textpath-in-persianrtl-text/31365922

Supporting cursive languages may not have been a high priority 15-20 years
ago when the original spec was written, but it is probably more desirable
now.

Should the idea of adding a new alternative algorithm be considered?
Perhaps one that specifies glyph deformation rather than simple rotation?

Paul
Received on Monday, 13 July 2015 10:37:07 UTC

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