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But how to deal with things like line-wrapping, when fonts have unknown size? Somehow, it should be possible to programmatically determine how each line is broken up. A similar argument holds for hinting at low pixel sizes.

This means it is inevitable that SVG should be Turing-complete.

Image should be self-contained. Proper vector format should convert text into a set of vector primitives.

The files could get quite huge after that. Also one feature of svg (whether it is an advantage is for everyone to decide) is that it can render fonts as they are rendered in the other parts of OS. Which is why it can be seamlessly embedded.

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