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RE: [OpenType] advanced font features in CSS

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:55:10 +0000
To: "opentype-migration-list@indx.co.uk" <opentype-migration-list@indx.co.uk>, multiple recipients of OpenType - sent by <listmaster@indx.co.uk>, "John Daggett " <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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I would like to propose that W3C might consider something like what I did for WPF. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.documents.typography_properties.aspx)

The thought behind the approach I used was to make the naming to be technology independent. Thus, any smart font technology, i.e. AAT, Graphite, OpenType, etc., can be used to implement the layout.

Best regards,


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Subject: [OpenType] advanced font features in CSS

Message from OpenType list:

I just wanted to let folks know that I’ve posted a proposal for adding
advanced font feature support to CSS to the www-style mailing list:


The basic idea is to enable control of ligatures, alternates, swashes
and numerical formatting features available in OpenType and AAT fonts
within webpages in a relatively simple manner. The proposal lists
specific mappings of font-variant-xxx properties/values to OpenType/AAT
features but I don’t expect to get this right the first time, I’m sure
it will take a few iterations to hone. I’m especially interested in
hearing about features omitted or overlooked that folks feel are
actually valuable to support.

Any comments/thoughts/ideas would be most helpful, posted here or on the
www-style mailing list.

John Daggett
Mozilla Japan

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