[Sw-l] Preview of the new SignMaker 2015
Stephen E Slevinski Jr
slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Wed Mar 18 18:46:58 UTC 2015
On 3/17/15 2:18 PM, Madson Barreto wrote:
> Hi, Steve,
> Actually, is possible copy the signs writen in SignMaker (new) and paste them on the
> Microsoft Word or other Text Editor in a computer that has the SignWriting fonts installed?
Good question and good idea. I wish I had an easy answer, but it is
currently technical. I will keep this in mind and try to make something
easier to use.
The new SignMaker uses the font inside of an SVG image. The only way I
was able to insert a sign image into a document involved saving an
individual SVG as a file, and then inserting an image into the document
using the SVG file. Once inserted into a document, it was possible to
enlarge or shrink the SVG image without loss in clarity.
To make this easier, there are 2 alternatives I can try. The first is
straight forward. Instead of using SVG, I can use the font to create a
PNG image of the signs. This function is already available in the
behave the same as any other image on the web. You could copy the image
or save it to a file. The main drawback is that the image quality is
static. If you try to enlarge the image, the quality will not scale as
nicely as the SVG.
The second option involves wrapping the SVG with an HTML IMG tag. I'll
need to experiment to determine the strengths and weaknesses of this
approach. The primary drawback is that you can not use CSS rules to
change an SVG when it is wrapped in an IMG tag. This means that the
preference setting of white signs on a black background could not be
done using the CSS rules.
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