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Re: [css3-fonts] Behdad's Feedback on CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Editor's Draft 5 April 2010

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:20:22 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <1103159426.265348.1281669621999.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> >> Add a hint that agents may synthesize stretch?
> >
> > I don't think user agents should synthesize stretch.  With CSS
> > transforms, authors can stretch or squish text if like this if they
> > like but I don't think it should be something done automagically by
> > user agents.
> 
> Using transforms for stretching/shrinking fonts doesn't make sense.
> That would stretch/shrink the entire element, not just the text.

Stretch is typically "synthesized" by via an x-scale transform on
individual glyphs, the effect is the same.
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