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RE: Advanced Font Features

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 21:52:34 -0800
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
CC: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>
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I'm a bit slow to jump into this conversation. I'm currently traveling and in all day meetings.

I would like to propose that we do something along the line of the typography properties that I did for Windows Presentation Foundation. Some issues to consider:

1. We should not target a specific font technology. We should make properties that are understandable by name and can work with any smart font technology used by the UA.

2. Adding a lot of properties adds a lot of power, but also has a performance cost.

3. As Hakon points out, there are not always fonts available that support all properties. With that said, we should be designing the futrue of the web today. It will take us a few years to get there.

4. Charter and prioritization need to be considered.

Certainly a topic that might be nice to talk about at the San Diego face to face meeting.

Paul
Received on Monday, 21 January 2008 05:50:32 GMT

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