[whatwg] [canvas] letter-spaceing
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Sep 20 15:48:25 PDT 2012
On Thu, 26 Apr 2012, Tyler Larson wrote:
> In this version of the canvas spec,
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work which as far as I know
> of is the new one being worked on, there are two mentions of
> letter-spacing but no way to set the letter-spacing.
The mentions of letter-spacing there are in the part of the spec relating
to rendering HTML, not the section on canvas.
> If you take a look at
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#text-styles it has
> the same properties as it did before. It seems like this is already
> being thought about but just not yet formalized.
I haven't yet added anything to CanvasDrawingStyles for fonts other than
the alignment and what is supported by the 'font' shorthand property. I
expect we will eventually add more, but in the meantime I recommend using
the new TextMetrics features to perform manual letter spacing
adjustements. If this is something that is commonly done, it would be a
good argument for adding native support.
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