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Re: [css3-fonts] opentype font feature support

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 10:53:56 +0100
Message-ID: <19344.54452.674858.667900@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach Robert O'Callahan:

 > By default, Firefox will apply kerning for font sizes at or over a certain
 > threshold (20 device pixels, currently).
 > 
 > I think "normal" should mean the UA default behavior; "auto" would also be
 > fine for this value. "kern" would force kerning (if supported at all).
 > "no-kern" would disable kerning.
 > 
 > I don't think we need to worry about browsers doing any kind of
 > analysis-based "automatic" kerning for the forseeable future...

But we should also keep in mind that other user agents exist. Prince
[1] and Antenna House [2] go further than browsers when converting
content to PDF, and they don't have the real-time constraints that
browser do.

[1] http://www.princexml.com/
[2] http://www.antennahouse.com/

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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