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Subject: Re: [boost] Can we use SVG (Scalable Vector graphics) for HTML Boostdocs?
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-18 08:02:11

> 1 I'd like to have views on when we can disregard the Luddites and use
> SVG throughout?

Two other things to bear in mind:

1) The SVG's we have do *not* display correctly in IE9, some significant
post-processing of the HTML and SVG's would be required to achieve that :-(
2) The SVG's we have do not embed fonts (no idea how we would even do that),
so for now the SVG's are probably windows specific, and cannot be guarenteed
to display correctly elsewhere even with "decent" browsers :-(( The PDF's
of course are produced on the same system that produced the SVG's and embeds
the fonts making them display correctly anywhere (I hope!).

Cheers, John.

> We'd also like to use MathML to display equations, saving authors a lot of
> effort and much reduced
> file sizes.
> All current versions of browsers *except Microsoft IE - even IE9* also
> support MathML.
> 2 I'd like views on using MathML - with the downside that all IE users
> would not see equations
> displayed?
> (Everyone can view the PDF version - which uses SVG, so displays nicely
> even when magnified).
> Thank you.
> Paul
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