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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 10:20:05 -0700
Message-ID: <4BAA49C5.9000101@inkedblade.net>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 03/24/2010 02:46 AM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:35 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com
> <mailto: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?

"Shaping" is often applied to selecting initial, medial, and final forms
of Arabic glyphs, so that may not be the best choice.

> Failing that, how about "glyph conversion"?

Seems reasonable.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 17:20:37 GMT

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