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From Thomas DeWeese <Thomas.DeWe...@Kodak.com>
Subject Re: Rendering text in SVG
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2004 13:02:27 GMT
Hi Hans,

Hans Stoessel wrote:

> I convert a SVG in a WMF document using the WMFWriter from Piet Jonas and
> Batik 1.5.
 >
> Now I have problems with the text rendering. The rendered text in the WMF
> file is not a text object. It is graphic and the result on the screen is
> really bad.
> 
> - How is the text in the following SVG row rendered?
>             <text x="11.1230469" y="387.1083984" style="stroke:none;"
> xml:space="preserve">0</text>

    It is drawn with Graphics2D.drawGlyphVector.

> - Will the text be written with Graphics2D.drawString form the Batik
> library? 

    No draw string isn't nearly powerful enough to handle SVG text.

> Or is another Graphics2D method used? The developer of the WMF
> library says, the Graphics2D methods of his library will be used instead of
> the Graphics2D methods from Batik. And if the Batik library use drawString
> the result would be OK.
> 
> - Can I do something, that the text will be drawn with
> Graphics2D.drawString?

    The PDFTranscoder from the FOP project has a 'hack' so very simple
text is drawn using 'drawString'.  You might look into using that.



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