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Re: Selecting Glyph Variants

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:22:07 +0900
Message-ID: <4F28DA0F.3060801@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: WWW International <www-international@w3.org>
Hello Chris,

On 2012/02/01 3:39, Chris Lilley wrote:
> Hello ,
> Who is the current maintainer of
> Missing characters and glyphs
> http://www.w3.org/International/O-MissCharGlyph

At the bottom of the document, it says:

 >>>> Author: Martin J. Dürst.

Although I don't remember every detail anymore (it's a while back) I can 
confirm that I wrote the document.

 >>>> Content first published 2003-10-24. Last substantive update
 >>>> 2003-10-24 GMT. This version 2011-05-03 18:57 GMT

The document may actually be older. I think this data is from the 
styling updates that Richard did, where he took the last publication 
date of the version with the old style, which in this case must have 
been 2003-10-24.

> I ask because the section
> Selecting Glyph Variants
> http://www.w3.org/International/O-MissCharGlyph#GlyphVariant
> could usefully add something about the CSS3 font-variant-alternates property
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/#font-variant-alternates-prop
> Suggested text
> The CSS3 font-variant-alternates property allows CSS stylesheets to request display of a particular glyph variant, using the character-variant value, which in turn refers to the OpenType cv feature. This is primarily useful with downloadable fonts, as the values are font specific.

I'd personally suggest that you just add that text, if nobody complains. 
I think it's good to hear from Addison that he thinks that the I18N Core 
WG should work on updating it, but I'd propose that you don't wait for 
that; work that's already done is already done.

If you are interested in more background, there was also a Member-only 
mailing list on this topic. For those who have access, please look under 

I still regret that I wasn't able to pull the various interested parties 
together to do something with a higher impact, but the topic is 
definitely still relevant, and it's good to see progress.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 06:22:44 GMT

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