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[css3-fonts] Please add font-variant-caps: all-small-caps and all-petite-caps

From: Adam Twardoch (List) <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 03:08:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4B872D2E.5000307@twardoch.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
I would like to request that font-variant-caps be extended as follows:

<caps-value> = small-caps | all-small-caps* | petite-caps |
all-petite-caps* | titling-caps | unicase

small-caps = OpenType smcp
all-small-caps = OpenType c2sc+smcp (both applied at the same time)
petite-caps = OpenType pcap
all-petite-caps = OpenType c2pc+pcap (both applied at the same time)
titling-caps = OpenType titl
unicase = OpenType unic

* Denotes the addition.

The rationale behind is that in typical use, you:
- either use normal uppercase letters mixed with small caps in place of
lowercase letters (that would be the small-caps case, i.e. OpenType smcp)
- or use small caps in place of both uppercase and lowercase letters
(that would be the all-small-caps case, i.e. OpenType c2sc+smcp)

A similar rationale applies to petite caps.

The scenario of users wanting to use small caps in place of uppercase
letters mixed with normal lowercase letters is very unlikely, but if the
author wants it, she or he can use font-feature-settings: "c2sc=1".

Similarly, a rather uncommon scenario where the user wants to use small
caps in place of uppercase letters mixed with petite caps in place of
lowercase letters is unlikely, but if the authors wants it, she or he
can use font-feature-settings: "c2sc=1,pcap=1".

Regards,
Adam

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