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Re: [git 17e68b85] make error in documentation

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: [git 17e68b85] make error in documentation
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:07:51 -0700

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Werner LEMBERG<address@hidden> wrote:
>>> It seems that (a) either `convert' or the file has some problems
>>> (but inkscape loads it without problems) and (b) that it has been
>>> forgotten to add a PNG version of this file.
>> As for (b), I wanted to add png versions:
>> but I've been told off in the past for adding files that could be
>> added automatically.
> Basically, I agree, but the case of SVG is quite problematic since it
> relies on external fonts at certain locations.  In particular,
> `annotated-demo.svg'
>  (a) needs external Emmentaler and feta-alphabet fonts.  AFAIK,
>      calling `convert' as-is doesn't assure that FontConfig finds the
>      *current* Emmentaler versions.
>  (b) accesses the glyphs not by name but by indices (this is bug in
>      the SVG file).  Using current versions of the Emmentaler fonts
>      this fails: You no longer get proper note head glyphs but
>      microtonal accidentals instead since the indices have changed.
>      This situation is a nightmare IMHO!
> Can (b) be fixed at all?  This is, does the SVG format support glyph
> access by name?  Sinve SVG fonts themselves have glyph names I suspect
> it can be fixed...

Well, the current SVG backend (in master) does not embed the SVG fonts
at all, since all Emmentaler/Aybabtu fonts are converted to paths
on-the-fly.  So it can definitely be fixed.

I am willing to fix this file, but only if we are actually going to
use it somewhere.  As Graham noted earlier, we're not sure why this
example was added to master.


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