[Haskell-cafe] ANN: SVGFonts 0.1

Tillmann Vogt Tillmann.Vogt at rwth-aachen.de
Mon Apr 6 13:22:09 EDT 2009

I hereby publish my first library in Haskell.

SVGFonts 0.1

It parses the pretty unknown SVG Font format to produce outlines of 
characters. The big advantage of this format is that it is XML, which 
means easy parsing and manipulating. Because I haven't found any 
svg-files on the Internet the typical way is to convert a more popular 
format (i.e. .ttf) into SVG Font via fontforge.

This library may be useful if you want to have a direct access to 
specific algorithms which is of course harder when using a binding (i.e. 
Jeff Heards FTGL binding). The speed is improvable (see TO DO list) and 
since since this is my first library there might some errors which I am 
not aware of (please tell me). I also wonder why the library doesn't 
appear under graphics on hackage, although there is   Category: Graphics 
in my cabal file.

Depending on which library I like more, I will maybe integrate SVGFonts 
into LambdaCube or Fieldtrip


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