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Re: [css3-fonts] Nested 'bolder' and 'lighter' question

From: Simetrical <simetrical@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:22:01 -0400
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20808280722y43b8f448xc88ab943d2408402@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: "John Daggett" <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style@w3.org

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 4:53 AM, Daniel Glazman
<daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
> Let me take another example:
>
> <span style="font-weight: lighter;">
>  <span style="font-weight: bolder;">
>    <span style="font-weight: bolder;">
>      AAAA
>      BBBB
>    </span>
>  </span>
> </span>
>
> where A is a unicode char rendered using a font that has bold and
> extra-bold while B is a unicode chat rendered using a font that has
> only bold... What's the weight of As and the weight of Bs ?

I'm convinced by now that the correct answer is to try to match the
weight as closely as possible to an ideal world where we had infinite
font weights (i.e., D should be bold).  Having different characters
in, potentially, the same word display with different font weights in
this case is flat-out pathological.
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:22:42 GMT

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