Hi, first time posting here. I have a Silverlight application that deals with fonts extensively. One of the missing feature of Silverlight is the ability to convert TextBlocks to vectors. I have seen it done in WPF but there just isn't
such API in Silverlight. FYI the application is Tagxedo (http://www.tagxedo.com) and the fonts are dynamically loaded (from the server, or user provided).
As a "workaround" I am looking into doing the convert in WPF. Surprisingly, it seems that it is impossible to do so in WPF, but for a different reason. Namely, there doesn't seem to be a way to load a font (.ttf) from a stream. The font
that is used by the application is not static, but could be loaded from user's computer, or downloaded from the server, or embedded. Silverlight has the concept of "FontSource" which I think was invented to allow dynamic loading of fonts. I am
surprised to not find such functionality in WPF. I'm looking at the latest version of everything.
Am I mistaken about this? Basically, all I want to achieve is to be able to load a dynamic font (.ttf from a stream), and vectorize some textblocks. So far my understanding is that vectorization is not supported by Silverlight, and dynamic font
from stream is not supported by WPF.
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