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Re: Web Fonts

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:24:21 +0200
Message-ID: <618677708.20060824122421@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Thursday, August 24, 2006, 12:17:37 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> 
>> You miss the point entirely. I am not talking of whether the syntax 
>> would cause a syntax error in CSS (nothing does as far as I can see).
>> 
>> The point is that CSS1 has a nice model where the fonts available is not 
>> an opaque blob but has separate descriptors for things like the family, 
>> the style, the weight, and so on. its then possible to change one 
>> property and match to a different font.

IH> *shrug*. That would be an acceptable loss, IMHO, if it was true.

IH> But it isn't;

Sure it is - it changes the meaning of font-family and discards all the other descriptors.

IH>  I believe the idea howcome suggested would allow for 
IH> multiple TTF files to be included in the .zip file, such that the other 
IH> font properties would select the right font from the zip file.

Which can be done already, simply by using font-src.

IH> (Also, you said it would be backwards incompatible. This has nothing to do
IH> with backwards compatibility.)

Again, sure it does.





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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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