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Re: [ft-devel] [SPAM] Re: color framework

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] [SPAM] Re: color framework
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:34:04 +0100 (CET)

> I think you can only participate twice in total?

Ah, right, FreeType was your second GSoC project.

> Also, if everything goes well, I should be done with university in
> February ^^

Congrats in advance :-)

>> In general, the idea is as follows.
>>   * Evaluate the freely available SVG libraries which would fit the
>>     job best.
>>   * Define FreeType API functions and hooks for transferring data from
>>     the font's `SVG' table to the external library.
>>   * Ditto for transferring the resulting (bitmap) output back into
>>     FreeType.
> I am surprised that the API currently doesn't have anything like
> that; isn't there support for external rendering already?

Not really.  It's rather the opposite, i.e., FreeType provides hooks
into external bitmaps while rendering outlines.


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