How to convert text to SVG paths?

I have a font in ttf file and want to generate SVG with text turned into paths. I don’t need image (so using imagettftext or Image Magick font rendering capabilities is not enough), I need shape, that can be scaled up and down and I want to lose information about font used and don’t want to reference it in SVG file (so font-face declarations can’t be used here). Is it possible?