[Haskell-cafe] ANN: SVGFonts 0.1

John Van Enk vanenkj at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 13:24:45 EDT 2009

This sounds very cool. Is is just a program, or is there a library sitting
behind it? From your .cabal file, it seems to be just a binary program.

Is this correct?


On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Tillmann Vogt
<Tillmann.Vogt at rwth-aachen.de>wrote:

> 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
> Cheers,
> Tillmann
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