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Re: .screenfonts

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:09:22 -0700
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907290809i65d4ead7udf3f8d67fa35651b@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 8:02 AM, John Daggett<jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>
>> Some time ago, I experimented with a patch that added automatic
>> 'size' support to Firefox; this is not currently part of the actual
>> codebase, as integrating it across all platforms is dependent on
>> some other underlying work on font management, but I hope to revisit
>> it eventually. (See
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=469656.)
>>
>> No new syntax or properties were involved in this, it simply
>> selected the appropriate face for the size being used. I suppose we
>> might want the option of overriding this with a CSS property, but
>> that shouldn't be necessary for normal use.
>
> The support of the 'size' feature I think still requires some
> consideration of backwards compatibility, since older browsers won't
> have support for this.  Using the 'size' feature alters the definition
> of a font family, it is very much distinct from the current definition
> in all implementations.

Here of course you mean CSS/browser implementations, which have a
different and more restrictive notion of "font family" than the
typographic one, or the one envisioned in the OpenType spec.

> The proper place for that discussion is probably www-style, since the
> spec affected by this is the CSS3 Fonts spec.

Agreed.

Cheers,

T
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