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SVG-in-OpenType Enables Color and Animation in Fon

November 13, 2013, 05:54 PM

After two years of discussion and development, the W3C community group (CG) SVG Glyphs for OpenType recently finalized its report for an extension to the OpenType font format. This extension allows glyphs to be defined in the font as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). Such OpenType fonts can display colors, gradients, and even animation right “out of the box,” that is, when rendered by a font engine that supports this extension. While the initial use case, emoji, is described in our Typblog...

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