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Exporting fonts as outlines in SVG (was: \markup \sans ... does not alwa

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Exporting fonts as outlines in SVG (was: \markup \sans ... does not always give sans-serif output in svgs in 2.19.36)
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:05:08 +0100
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Slightly OT but still related:
would it be possible to (optionally) export text fonts as outlines in
the SVG?
As it is SVG is only properly displayed if the fonts are installed on
the viewer's machine - something you can't expect when producing for web
display (which should be a major target for the SVG backend).


Am 13.02.2016 um 21:50 schrieb Paul Morris:
> Looking closer at the SVG files produced...  In 2.18 we have this:
>   <text … font-family="sans-serif” … > some text </text>
> Whereas in 2.19 we have this:
>   <text … font-family="LilyPond Sans Serif” … > some text </text>
> And when I manually edit the 2.19 svg file so it has font-family="sans-serif” 
> then that fixes it and the text appears as sans-serif.  Elsewhere in the svg 
> files I see that:
> 2.18 svg has:  font-family="Century Schoolbook L”
> 2.19 svg has:  font-family="LilyPond Serif"
> From this thread:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-devel/2015-06/msg00175.html
> and this commit:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=lilypond.git;a=commit;h=28f58ecc2271956e9377dc61e5135ce3ade4abbd
> we see that “LilyPond Sans Serif” and “LilyPond Serif” are aliases.  So it 
> appears that the code that produces the svgs is including the alias names for 
> “font-family" rather than what the alias refers to (e.g. “sans-serif” or 
> "Century Schoolbook L”).
> -Paul
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