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Re: Font license vs. conversion between font formats

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 19:05:34 -0700
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907071905w7bf4341aq2486c7dfb423128e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Cc: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>, karsten luecke <list@kltf.de>, www-font@w3.org
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Dave Crossland<dave@lab6.com> wrote:
> 2009/7/7 Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>:
>>
>> It find it unfortunate that current font architecture doesn't take optical
>> sizes into consideration.
>
> Yes, current _desktop_ font architectures don't. But the current web
> font architecture is more flexible, I think. That is, inspecting a
> rendered DOM and modifying it with Javascript so that nodes are styled
> with fonts appropriate to their currently rendered size seem a
> possibility. I would hope that CSS4 would provide a clean way to do
> that without JS hackishness.

Strictly speaking, current desktop *font* architectures do support
optical sizes. With a very few exceptions, it's the applications that
don't (or operating systems, if you expect system level support).

Cheers,

T
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 02:06:09 GMT

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