[Libreoffice] [GSoC 2012][svg export filter] Weekly Report #9

Marco Cecchetti mrcekets at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 12:43:37 PDT 2012

On Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:53:51 +0200, Thorsten Behrens  
<thb at documentfoundation.org> wrote:

> Marco Cecchetti wrote:
>> A survey on the state of svg text support
>> link:
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hc-0Jh78PiVgn7vT9VRlhv9wlwkBCBqE2bN7v4Ogmhk/edit?pli=1#
> Hi Marco,
> nice research & writeup - I wonder if some distilled version of that
> would be possible as a README in filter/source/svg - always good to
> preserve rationale for later hackers looking at the code. ;)

No problem, what about filing a bug ?

> Given the contraints, I agree with your conclusion, but would like
> to ask you to make the choice between absolute glyph positions (and
> native font runs) configurable (can be a hidden config item or
> somesuch). Since it's a rather nasty tradeoff, for high-fidelity
> presentations, given my past experience, people would probably
> prefer exactly-rendered text ...

Yep, I agree.

-- Marco

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