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Re: Smart-font features

From: Rafael Otake <rafaelotake@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 10:29:42 -0600
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <F101kzxvIZMvsFqW78d000154ad@hotmail.com>

Some features that could be usable in @font-face are anti-alias settings, or 
specific panose-1 descriptors, to "make" the font instead of writing a name. 
It could be an "hexadecimal" alternative to font-weight, font-stretch, 
font-face.
Maybe in the future the user agent could "generate" the font with a vector 
engine or something like that.

The Generic-Families clasification could me a little more specific, maybe 
for print-media or visual-media, like "Slab-serif" for Egyptian, 
"Serif-Modern" for Bodoni, "Semi-Grotesque" (or Semi-Sans Serif), for 
Optima, "Hand-Writing" and so on.

Could the support for Graphite be via mime-type id?, or plug-in?, or the 
PARM element?...

These are just some ideas, if some one use them... please give me some 
credit.

Rafael Otake.



>>We're in the middle of a project to provide support for Graphite in the 
>>Mozilla browser. And to do that we want to make sure that there is 
>>adequate markup in XHTML to handle the equivalent of the behavior of our 
>>Graphite-based text editor. With regard to features, you may have data 
>>that needs to be marked up with a specific bunch of feature settings, so 
>>that it is sure to be displayed the way the author intended.

>Sounds to me as if you were looking for CSS's @font-face construct and its 
>children: <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/fonts.html#font-selection>.

>If you want to do the world a favor, show us that it's usable by adding
@font-face support to Gecko.


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