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CSS transforms are not supported by IE8 and lower (~4.6% of users), and
might come with substantial performance costs on other browsers. (I haven't
checked this.) Also, would this really save that much? I don't understand
compression very well, but I would think the gzipping would shrink down
most repetition anyway.

On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 2:44 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <
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> On 9/7/14, 7:50 AM, Jonathan y Yolaine wrote:
>
>> Have you considered making a font with only the fills for each basegroup,
>> then using CSS to do the rotation and miroring? Because you'll need CSS to
>> do the symbol placement and sign layout anyways.  The font would be about
>> 12 to 13 times smaller.  Do you see any drawbacks doing it this way?
>>
>>  Hi Jonathan,
>
> This might be helpful in some cases, such as the hands and the arrows, but
> it would add a lot of complication.  The exceptions would have to be
> identified and handled correctly.
>
> Specifically, rotation 1 and rotation 2 do not match up perfectly on the
> 45 degree rotation.  From rotation 1, we could derive rotations 3, 5, 7, 9,
> 11, 13, and 15.  From rotation 2, we could derive rotations 4, 6, 8, 10,
> 12, 14, and 16.  This is a relic of the symbol set from SignWriter Dos and
> Valerie's original PNG version of the ISWA 2010.
>
> I do not think it would be worth the efforts, but I would be happy to be
> wrong.  Having a much smaller font would be a good thing.
>
>
> Regards,
> -Steve
>
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