Re: rotated text within a pattern
> I've reported the various problems to Opera and Firefox (though I suspect the Firefox folks have known about the kerning issue for some time).https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=604310
I can't figure out how to report bugs to Safari and Chrome -- it seems like there used to be a way, but perhaps they customized my version so that I can't do it anymore :)
Most SVG capability is part of the core Webkit code that both browsers share so reporting to https://bugs.webkit.org is likely the right thing to do.
Product Webkit, Component SVG.