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October 25, 2012

Hi Bill -

I don't remember any decision of that kind ;-)

If it is in the original SVG then it just went unnoticed by all of us, but not done on purpose…

Val ;-)

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On Oct 25, 2012, at 10:24 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

About the shape being a bit distorted when you remove the white ... it looks as if that's a part of the original SVG font that was cleaned up later by Adam Frost.   Perhaps it was decided that areas covered by the white wouldn't need any clean up.

Bill


On 10/24/2012 11:10 AM, Eduardo Trápani wrote:
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The only problem: fontforge gets the svg
fillings wrong.  I've been trying to fix that, I will report if I succeed.

Good luck.  Can you explain how it is getting the fillings wrong?

Yes, take for example S23001.  Instead of [log in to unmask]"> I get this [log in to unmask]"> inside the font.  I checked the svg and there actually is a filling there.  Inkscape shows it alright (white), but the filesystem preview shows a grey area and fontforge, as you can see, shows a black filling.

If I edit the svg file and get rid of the white fillings (see diff at the bottom[1]) then it works more or less as expected, for some reason the shape is a bit distorted, but still readable: [log in to unmask]">.  Is there a reason for those white fillings?  I mean, would it be ok to remove them all?

Eduardo.

[1] The unified diff for the working S23001 (I just removed two lines):
--- s23001.svg.orig    2011-09-19 12:00:39.000000000 -0300
+++ s23001.svg    2012-10-24 13:00:58.000000000 -0200
@@ -12,11 +12,9 @@
   <path id="path2818" d="m 7.5,0 -7,7 14,0 -7,-7 z" fill="#000000" />
   <path id="path2831" d="M 4,7 6,7 6,14 4,14 4,7 z" fill="#000000" />
   <path id="path2833" d="m 9,7 2,0 0,7 -2,0 0,-7 z" fill="#000000" />
-  <path id="rect2821" d="M 6,7 6,14 9,14 9,7 6,7 z" fill="#ffffff" />
   <path id="path2897" d="m 19.5,0 -7,7 14,0 -7,-7 z" fill="#000000" />
   <path id="path2899" d="m 16,7 2,0 0,7 -2,0 0,-7 z" fill="#000000" />
   <path id="path2901" d="m 21,7 2,0 0,7 -2,0 0,-7 z" fill="#000000" />
-  <path id="path2903" d="m 18,7 0,7 3,0 0,-7 -3,0 z" fill="#ffffff" />
   <path id="rect2926" d="M 0 16 L 0 18 L 27 18 L 27 16 L 0 16 z " fill="#000000" />
 </g>
 </svg>