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Re: [css3-fonts] CSS3 font-weight, OFF OS2.usWeightClass, and weights which are not a multiple of 100.

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:10:12 -0500
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1297779012.31908.806.camel@desktop.barefootcomputing.com>
On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 14:35 +0100, Christoph Päper wrote:
> John Daggett:
> > 
> > Please keep in mind that CSS is *not* attempting to define a taxonomy of fonts, …
> Maybe it should.

I've spent a little time thinking about tag-based font selection (as in
Web tags, folksonomies, etc) and that fonts could even come with some
tags in them.

For sure CSS should not define such a taxonomy, because people don't
agree on them, but a mechanism to share taxonomies (probably with a
well-defined mapping to an RDF model) might work.


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