Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:34:11PM +1000, Erik wrote:
>> This looks like a cool and powerful tool for type. It is open source. It
>> works with Linux, Mac and Win. Is it relevant to Inkscape?
> Hi Erik,
> Thanks for the link. This looks to be a Flash interface for improving
> typography of HTML by using the Flash engine. Cool idea, but fairly
> orthogonal to what we're doing. However, someone might find it
> interesting to study, it looks like kind of a fresh idea...
> One idea this gives is some sort of tool to do SVG layout based on an
> HTML page... Be a cool idea, but probably be pretty challenging,
> esp. if CSS is involved...
For my Master's thesis, way back in 1991 (eek!), I put together a
3D-text object package. First, I took Bitstream outline data and
extruded it into polyhedra. These worked in the 3D environment built by
the Brown University Graphics Group. I had read the five volumes of
Knuth's Computers & Typesetting, so I knew that I didn't want to build
my own text layout engine too. Instead, I hacked dvips to generate
output in the format that I needed, generated appropriate font metric
data, and wrote some LaTeX macros. Voila, high-quality typography with a
fraction of the effort.
Probably not the right way to go now, though.
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