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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject Re: OpenOffice SVG vector graphics
Date Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:04:03 GMT
On 10/6/12, Graham Lauder <yo@apache.org> wrote:
>> Alexandro Colorado wrote:
>> > I upload the OpenOffice SVG logo on pure SVG, still needs some cleanup
>> > on the nodes, but this is a 100% SVG logo.
>> > The attachment is on the cWiki:
>> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/27834483/ApacheO
>> > penOfficeTM.svg &
>> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpageattachments.action?page
>> > Id=27834483&sortBy=date&
>>
>> The orb is really nice here, a flawless vectorization of what we have.
>>
>> The text appears a bit distorted, or maybe it's just my on-screen
>> rendering: for example, the "O" seems a bit wider and the "e" seems to
>> be cut on the right, at least comparing the last image at
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=27834483
>> with your version.
>
> You're right, that vector needs a little titivating
>
>>
>> Font was discussed in this thread
>> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.incubator.ooo.devel/11468
>> and it looks like the discussion settled on Verdana despite some
>> comments about it being non-free; anyway it is a very common font, so it
>> might be possible to get it perfectly rendered to SVG too.
>
> That's not difficult, all fonts are vectors in any case and fontforge will
> export svg.
>
> I would definitely raise a -1 to using any proprietary fonts, especially one

Here is a comparison between Bitstream, Nimbus and Liberation.

http://imagebin.org/231102

Bitstream also was modified by reducing the width by 15%.

>
> that is owned by our No1 competitor.  There are plenty of good Free fonts
> about:  Bitstream Vera, DejaVu and Liberation are probably the most mature
> familys and Luxi and Nimbus are good fonts as well and available on most
> Distros.
>
>
> However there is actually no need to use a given font in any case, the text
>
> can easily be created in Inkscape so that it is made up of letters that are
>
> unique to the OpenOffice Logo.  It is completely unnecessary to use a
> prepackaged font.
>
> This is a very rough freehand demonstration of the concept knocked up in
> five
> minutes using Inkscape
>
> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/File:AOOLogoDemo.svg
>
> This is not a particular font family and so there are no licensing issues.
>
>
> Cheers
> GL
>


-- 
Alexandro Colorado
PPMC Apache OpenOffice
http://es.openoffice.org

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