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RE: [css3-fonts] font-variant-numeric

From: Richard Fink <rfink@readableweb.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:18:57 -0400
To: <robert@ocallahan.org>, "'John Daggett'" <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: "'John Hudson'" <tiro@tiro.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001201cacb54$902c6380$b0852a80$@com>
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 5:47 AM Robert@ocallahan.org:

 

J Daggett wrote:

 

>>What I've called "font rendering properties" are properties not used

>>for selecting a face within a family but instead properties applied
>>when picking glyphs to display.  "Font feature properties" is probably
>>what I should use instead.

 

Roc wrote:

>In our code we use "text shaping"

>Failing that, how about "glyph conversion"?

 

As someone attempting to explain this stuff to people without a deep background in it – and that includes me – I agree with John Hudson that “rendering” has come to be, largely, synonymous with “rasterisization” and if you can stay away from “rendering” meaning anything other than that, I think it will help prevent confusion.

 

Short of compiling a glossary:

Text shaping and positioning, font feature selection, font glyph-selection properties, glyph selection, glyph display – all of these work fine for me.

 

Regards,

 

Rich



 

From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 5:47 AM
To: John Daggett
Cc: John Hudson; www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [css3-fonts] font-variant-numeric

 

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:35 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:

What I've called "font rendering properties" are properties not used

for selecting a face within a family but instead properties applied
when picking glyphs to display.  "Font feature properties" is probably
what I should use instead.

In places where rendering is discussed, maybe "text rendering" rather
than "font rendering" would be sufficiently distinct not to cause
confusion?


In our code we use "text shaping" to describe the process of converting a string of characters into a list of positioned glyphs, how about that?


Failing that, how about "glyph conversion"?

Rob
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