[Qgis-developer] Removing old labelling
anitagraser at gmx.at
Sun Mar 11 16:57:34 EDT 2012
I think text output in SVG is essential. Labels are one of the things that
can always be improved in post-processing. But if labels are only available
as paths, all of them have to be redone to maintain consistency ... awful
amount of work.
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Martin Dobias <wonder.sk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>
> > On 03/11/2012 11:55 AM, Martin Dobias wrote:
> >> Anyway it's worth noting that when rendering text there are two
> >> 1. draw text (old labeling) - faster, hard to draw buffers (currently
> >> being drawn by shifting the text several times)
> >> 2. convert text to vector path + draw path (new labeling) - slower,
> >> but with nice buffers (antialiased etc). Problems: text is converted
> >> to vectors -> harder postprocessing, bigger buffers are not drawn
> >> correctly.
> >> Martin
> > Ah, that explains why the text isn't exported as text in svg files.
> > Would it be possible or make sense to do both. E.g. the text stays text
> > but a copy is converted and buffers are generated on the copy that is a
> > path?
> I haven't tried that but I expect that it will not look good because
> the rendering algorithms are different.
> I will be probably moving new labeling to use directly text drawing in
> future since path drawing is several times slower...
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