> On Sep 11, 2014, at 11:44 AM, Myles C. Maxfield <mmaxfi...@apple.com> wrote: > > Hello, Webkittens! > > I have started work on an SVG font -> OpenType converter  with the intent > of eventually getting rid of our code path which lays out and draws text > using SVG fonts. The motivation is fourfold: > > 1) Performance: on OS X the native text libraries are over 1000x faster than > our SVG code path. > 2) Security: There have been numerous security bugs in the SVG font code path. > 3) Code clarity: This would greatly simplify the text rendering code. > 4) The next version of SVG is removing SVG fonts completely . Chrome has > recently dropped support for SVG fonts  and Firefox/IE never had it  > .
5) Correctness: using an SVG font will no longer mean you don’t get subpixel antialiasing (and perhaps other text effects?) _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list email@example.com https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev