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"Implementing an SVG Icon System"
Nov 30 -
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Make the text color transparent but add a shadow:
text-shadow: 0 0 5px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
More browsers support color than text-shadow though, so you might want to do feature detection. Or, leave the color property and do enough shadowing that it appears blurry anyway (demo).