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Re: .screenfonts

From: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:17:47 +0200
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D6BB121C-E327-4BF9-9BCA-E3A9F4414FB4@hipertipo.net>
To: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>
On Jul 17, 2009, at 6:56 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 17 Jul 2009, at 11:35, Gustavo Ferreira wrote:
>
>> I find it highly desirable to have some sort of standard mechanism  
>> to deal with different design sizes of a same typeface.
>
> I don't think new standards or formats are needed in order to  
> achieve this.
>
> It seems to me that the optical-size support available in OpenType  
> families (via the 'size' feature) already provides a mechanism to do  
> what you are asking for. All that's lacking is (a) widespread  
> support of this in software, beyond a few high-end DTP packages; and  
> (b) widespread support in typeface packages; it is available in a  
> number of "Pro" families but is far from commonplace. Of course,  
> raising interest in either of these aspects may be somewhat  
> dependent on seeing progress in the other. :)
>
> JK

Thanks for your reply, Jonathan.

Do you know of any plans to support the OpenType 'size' feature in web  
browsers? :-)

Do you have ideas about how this could work? Mechanism, syntax etc.

Regards,
Gustavo.
Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 10:18:24 GMT

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