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Text Basics

SVG, clearly, has to be able to display and lay out text. Many Web graphics— for example, company logos—make significant use of text. Similarly, various types of artistic text can add design benefits to a range of graphics contained in Web pages. SVG text can have many SVG effects applied to it, such as gradients, animations, and patterns. All SVG graphics designers should understand how to manipulate text in SVG.

In addition to the use of individual characters or short sequences of characters in logos, for example, SVG offers the potential to lay out significant amounts of text, even to the extent of creating complete SVG Web pages (see Chapter 12, “Creating a Simple SVG Web Site”). In that setting, understanding the functionality for controlling the display and layout of text that SVG provides is particularly important. The ability of SVG to lay out significant amounts of text is not surprising because SVG draws heavily on the Adobe Precision Graphics Markup Language, which draws significantly on PostScript—the page-layout language par excellence.


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