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  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Font Embedding

    There's some great stuff been put together by Slyi on his blog around subsetting and embedding fonts. You've all been asking me lots of questions about it, but he answers it better than I ever could! Check it out at: http://wpf-e.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2B248D261D0E0035!122.entry Thanks!
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Convert Text to Path

    The WPF APIs provide a FormattedText object that allows you to export its contents as a Geometry, which in turn allows you to generate its contents in the XAML Path Mini Language . Here's an example of a Web service that takes in the text, typeface, size and other parameters, loads them into a FormattedText...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Using Text from Unsupported Fonts

    In Expression Blend you have the facility to convert text from a textblock into a XAML path. This then has no dependency on the original font, and the text will be rendered by Silverlight. So, for example here's Expression Blend with some text written in Brush Script MT size 48. With the TextBlock selected...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and Beijing 2008 Olympics

    I've been working on a project involving Silverlight and the Beijing 2008 olympics. We demonstrated this at MIX 07, and the session is online here: http://sessions.visitmix.com/default.asp?event=1011&session=2010,2011&pid=XB005&disc=&id=1557&year=2007&search=XB005 We also had...
  • Blog Post: Chinese, and other International Text in WPF/E

    For our friends in the international community, text rendering is possible by means of the Glyph tag. So, for example this XAML: < Canvas x:Name = " GlyphDisplayCanvas " Canvas.Left = " 0 " Canvas.Top = " 0 " > < Glyphs x:Name = " GlyphDisplay " Fill = " Black " FontUri = " ./simhei...
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