RE: [svg-developers] adobe-plugIn: SVG-fonts and other features
> -----Original Message-----We do not support SVG fonts in our 1.0 Adobe SVG Viewer. It is our intention
> From: Tobias Reif [mailto:tobiasreif@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 1:32 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [svg-developers] adobe-plugIn: SVG-fonts and other features
> Michael Bierman of Adobe wrote:
> > Our
> > intention is to document the CEF format and
> > encourage its adoption by other
> > viewers and browsers.
> Why not the SVG-font-format?
to support the entire specification, however the Candidate Recommendation
very extensive--more than 400 pages itself and references dozens of other
recommendations and specifications which indirectly adds thousands of pages.
Our initial priority was to implement the components of the Spec that
designers would find essential to adoption. Subsequent releases will attempt
to close the delta between the spec and the list of supported features. In
the spec you'll see the following:
"SVG fonts contain unhinted font outlines. Because of this, on many
implementations there will be limitations regarding the quality and
legibility of text in small font sizes. For increased quality and legibility
in small font sizes, content creators may want to use an alternate font
technology, such as fonts that ship with operating systems or an alternate
Web font format."
CEF fonts contain both hinting and kerning that address the issues above,
and have the same inherent portability features as SVG fonts. At the same
time, they don't rely on the end user having the font installed on their
system as do OS fonts. The only issue is that for now, only the Adobe Viewer
supports them. We would like to give other viewer developers the option of
changing that, which is why I said we would be publishing additional
information on the CEF format in the fairly near future.
> It's cool, because it's SVG; thus it can be used inThe same is true of CEF fonts.
> SVG documents very well; sript it, style it, all in
> combination with all the other SVG-features.
> (Am I right that:Yes, you can store a CEF or SVG outline font externally and reference the
> if I store a sitewide font in an external, central
> file, and reference it throughout the site, the
> several occurences will inherit the styles of the
> containing elements or documents?)
font across many SVG files.
> I really hope we can count on Adobe to implement theSee above.
> whole spec.
> Also:Thanks very much. The Adobe team works very hard on our SVG Viewer and on
> I would like to use XML-namespaces in SVG-docs viewed
> with the adobe-plugIn; to add semantics, and style and
> script these containers. I mean namespaces, that don't
> specify any behaviours (like Xlink and SVG do), thus
> don't require extensive implementation; but authors
> can assign any feature of any language the plugIn
> supports to the tags.
> I thought, since the plugIn supports CSS and SVG;
> maybe it would be relatively easy to support
> "basic/non-reactive/" XML-namespaces.
> <circle cx="100" cy="50" r="1000" style="fill:#000"/>
> <circle cx="100" cy="50" r="0" style="fill:#F75"/>
> then style "pink:bike"
> Or write text and style it's container to get a nice
> text-box with wrapping etc.
> Also on my wishlist:
> SVG-path-animation is important.
> Xinclude, Xpointer, CSS2, SMIL; but that's O.K. for
> next christmas ;)
> It's an SVG-plugIn, but SVG by design relies heavily
> on other languages, like every new XML-namespace does.
> Many authors, designers and developers are already
> having fun with your *awesome* plugIn;
> never stop!
products like Adobe Illustrator. Other Adobe products will support SVG as
well in future releases. While I can't comment on unannounced products, I
think you'll be quite pleased with the authoring options you'll have.
Just as importantly, I'm excited to see the progress of the SVG community
come so far, so soon.
> Tobias Reif http://www.pinkjuice.com/svg/ http://www.pinkjuice.com/
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