thought about Font issue

Asked by luojie-dune on 2010-10-31

Hi,

I have used JessyInk for my presentation, although not got used to it so without any transitions and effect in action.

Also, I got the font problem with my own computer and the one use for presentation - I want to use the font displayed on my Inkscape.
So, the last step for editing was Ctrl+A then "object to path". Save another copy.

Then, I m thinking about to a way for keeping the text in SVG file, sadly, the only idea to my brain was duplicate the detected text and object to path for one, and lower another to bottom or change the color to transparent.

Since font is big issue... would jessyink include 2 type of svg font for general use...

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2010-11-09
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2010-11-04

hmm, I have been thinking about the font issue for quite a while. Converting everything to paths works, but it increases the size of the presentation and requires you to keep another copy for editing. Including some fonts might be a good solution, but it appears to me that it would be better to solve the problem on the Inkscape level. If you could for example include the fonts just as you include bitmap images, that would be a more flexible and elegant solution. I'll keep looking for some way to fix that problem. Thanks for the contribution.

Cheers,
Hannes

luojie-dune (luojie-dune) said : #2

Hi, Hannes,

Thanks for your reply.

After read your message and I had a new idea:

how about implementing the web browser strategy: use substitute font, like sans-serif and the google web font API, fetching the font from internet.

By the way, I think most of the school computers only have Internet Explorer installed, as I prepared a Portable Firefox for Windows myself for presenting. Thus, Prism or some other webbrowsers which can use the tech.

however, refer to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_layout_engines_(Web_Typography)#Support in SVG documents

Only Opera have wide support for common font format.