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Re: What am I overlooking?

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  • Robert Longson
    ... Complex shaping is missing from SVG Fonts. As for bitmaps only, that s not true either. In Firefox 18 you can embed SVG glyphs within Opentype fonts. That
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 12, 2013
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      > I always assumed that if we had access to a glyph's footprint (which some
      > browsers do) together with the various test-alignment properties in SVG 1.1,
      > then top-aligned fonts like Hindi and the other non-Dravidian Indian scipts,
      > as well as reverse directional scripts would be straightforward. What
      > problems does Hindi present? I used Tamil just fine in my talk in Chennai a
      > year ago though it is Dravidian, and my Chinese seems to have been
      > acceptable in Guangzhou. Our paper on text and accessibility
      > http://cs.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/GeometricAccessibility.html talks about a
      > need for general solutions to alignment, shaping, and the like, as well, as
      > the need to be able to create, customized, roll-your-own fonts on the fly.
      > Half the world's writing uses standardized fonts; another half (for shop
      > signs, graffiti, menus, logos and the like) uses roll-your-own fonts
      > custom-built for specific problems.). Throwing away SVG fonts means dooming
      > half the world's expressions to bitmaps.
      >

      Complex shaping is missing from SVG Fonts.

      As for bitmaps only, that's not true either. In Firefox 18 you can embed SVG glyphs within Opentype fonts. That way you get the complex shaping capability of OpenType together with SVG for the individual graphics. See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Jun/0636.html, https://wiki.mozilla.org/SVGOpenTypeFonts and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=719286 for more information.

      Robert
    • jamesd
      ... I thought that WOFF was the font Firefox selected for use on the web? How do I embedded SVG fonts into a WOFF format? James
      Message 2 of 11 , Jan 13, 2013
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        --- In svg-developers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Longson" wrote:

        >In Firefox 18 you can embed SVG glyphs within Opentype fonts. That way you get the complex shaping capability of OpenType together with SVG for the individual graphics.>

        I thought that WOFF was the font Firefox selected for use on the web? How do I embedded SVG fonts into a WOFF format?

        James
      • Robert Longson
        The links I provided in the previous post is all I know. Looks like the bug still needs additional documentation judging by the dev-doc-needed marker. Robert.
        Message 3 of 11 , Jan 13, 2013
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          The links I provided in the previous post is all I know. Looks like the bug still needs additional documentation judging by the dev-doc-needed marker.

          Robert.

          --- In svg-developers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesd" wrote:
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          > --- In svg-developers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Longson" wrote:
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          > >In Firefox 18 you can embed SVG glyphs within Opentype fonts. That way you get the complex shaping capability of OpenType together with SVG for the individual graphics.>
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          > I thought that WOFF was the font Firefox selected for use on the web? How do I embedded SVG fonts into a WOFF format?
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          > James
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