OFF with glyphs only in 'SVG ' table?

Chris Lilley chris at
Fri Nov 21 15:02:19 CET 2014

Hello Adam,

Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:20:57 AM, you wrote:

> Simple question: does the OFF spec allow an OFF font where the
> glyph images would only be hosted using the 'SVG ' table, without 'glyf' or 'CFF '?

> AFAIK, the spec permits to only have 'EBDT'/'EBLC', without any
> outline data, so my guess 'SVG ' only would also be permitted. Correct?


5.5 Table for SVG glyph outlines

  OFF fonts with either TrueType or CFF outlines may also contain an
  optional ‘SVG ’ table, which allows some or all glyphs in the font
  to be defined with color, gradients, or animation.

Note the "also contain".

Best regards,
 Chris Lilley, Technical Director, W3C Interaction Domain

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