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Re: font features in CSS

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:57:52 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600910261357h53161eedjd96524c12e4e4508@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 3:46 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

> Mozilla is also working on supporting font features:
>
>  http://hacks.mozilla.org/2009/10/font-control-for-designers/
>
> Their preliminary syntax is:
>
>  -moz-font-feature-opentype: "<feature-name>=<value>";
>
> (Comma-separted lists are supported in both implementations.)
>
> So, it seems font "features" could be a useful CSS feature.
>

I think you know this, but just to be clear, John and Jonathan aren't
proposing that authors normally work with Opentype feature names directly
this way. Their actual proposal extends font-variant with "higher level"
syntax, here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jun/0506.html

-moz-font-feature-opentype is just simple experimental syntax that lets us
work on implementation issues. We might want to expose something like it as
an "advanced" feature for authors when the "higher level" syntax doesn't
provide enough control.

Rob
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