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Re: [css3-fonts] @font-face matching and font-style descriptor

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 20:33:25 -0700
Message-ID: <4C8EED05.7090908@tiro.com>
To: Bram Pitoyo <brampitoyo@gmail.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, Sergey Malkin <sergeym@microsoft.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Bram Pitoyo wrote:

> On the other hand, itís also important that users see some (any?) sort
> of italic whenever an em tag is present.

Unless otherwise specified in the CSS, e.g. for writing systems for 
which there is no 'italic' tradition or for which slanted text is not 
part of standard typography, in which case 'em' might be represented by 
weight variance, some other secondary style or even, as in traditional 
German fraktur typography, by a increase in letterspacing.

The presumption that em = italic is quite eurocentric.

JH
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 03:34:02 GMT

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