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Thomas B. Passin wrote:
> I was very happy I could use SVG and liked it much better than working with
> Postscript - although PS can do a lot more or at least it is easier to
> figure out how
I'd be interested in knowing what PS can do that SVG can't and that you'd have
liked to see in SVG while working on those tasks.
> But SVG is missing one capability that really gets in the
> way of using it in complex applications, so far as I am concerned. That is
> the lack of font metrics. You cannot find out how big any piece of text is,
> so you cannot programatically line many things up, you cannot properly break
> lines, etc. I hope that the SVG language experts have or will figure out a
> way to deal with that, because I think it is essential.
Can you tell me what you found missing from the SVGTextContentElement
interface? getComputedTextLength() could be of some help, and you should be able
to call getBBox() on a <text> element.
Robin Berjon <email@example.com>
Research Engineer, Expway http://expway.fr/
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