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Re: [OpenType] advanced font features in CSS

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 05:05:41 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>, opentype-migration-list <opentype-migration-list@indx.co.uk>
Message-ID: <10471955.451211246363541119.JavaMail.root@cm-mail01.mozilla.org>
Hi Paul,

> 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.

The WPF approach is definitely interesting, that's why I included it in the list of references.
Some properties/values are directly based on those in WPF.

The one downside is that it leads to a *lot* of properties, I was hoping to put together something
simpler.  For example, do you think all the ss## properties need to be separate boolean 
properties, as in WPF?



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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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