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Re: [css3-fonts] new editor's draft

From: Thomas Phinney <thomas.phinney@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:18:35 -0800
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0901211118n3123148fyadec37b729c82124@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Twardoch <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>

So yes, there are two problems with font names:

1) What to use as the unique identifying string for a specific face.
Adam and others have neatly summed up this conundrum.

2) What to use as the family level string.

The latter is problematic if you want all individual fonts within your
family to differ only by weight/stretch/style (in the CSS sense of the
words), and also have all faces that differ only by w/s/s to be within
the same family. Even if you accomplish that task, you will be
banishing faces considered to be part of the same family by users and
typographers to separate families, or making them not invokable.


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