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Default fonts and transparency

I've read and understand the difference between skia and gdi rendering, but is there a reasonable method to provide skia rendering for standard fonts (arial, times, courier, etc)? Would providing SVG's for all the standard fonts be a solution?

asked Mar 22, 2013 at 07:38 PM avatar image weezelboy 45
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avatar image weezelboy Mar 27, 2013 at 09:46 PM

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avatar image Perikles C. Stephanidis ♦♦ Mar 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

We are doing our best to address most issues, while trying to filter out posts that do indeed refer to bugs or issues that must be addressed by the developers, or issues that should be handled by the Community. Note that this is a Community Q&A Forum.

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Right now, if you are designing the pages you load yourself, providing an SVG version of the fonts to be used, is indeed an option (just as we do in the WPF WebControlSample), though you should be careful with copyrights regarding the use of some fonts (SVG is an open format).

Offering an option to force all fonts to be rendered using Skia with smoothing instead of the native OS fast-path, is a suggestion we've already added to our tracker.

The issue has been discussed before: http://answers.awesomium.com/questions/271/ The operating system or bindings are not related to this behavior. It's a native Awesomium behavior. As mentioned in posts you must have already read (http://answers.awesomium.com/questions/600/) .NET bindings don't use any .NET specific technique to render fonts.

We hope to have an option for this available, by the next update.

answered Mar 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM avatar image Perikles C. Stephanidis ♦♦ 10.7k
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avatar image weezelboy May 27, 2013 at 04:53 PM

Does 1.7.1.0 have skia rendering available

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