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

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:50:17 -0800 (PST)
To: Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www-font@w3.org
Message-ID: <1097466221.356090.1297817417797.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
Ben Weiner wrote:

> > But no platform that I know of ships with more than a handful of
> > font families that contain faces outside the typical set of
> > normal/bold/italic combinations.  I'm sure more will ship in the
> > future but I doubt we'll see font families with close to nine
> > weights ever ship on a platform by default.
> 
> Now that's a prediction I'd like to see overturned within the year ;-)

As would I!  Advocating with Apple, Microsoft, Google, Redhat,
HP, etc. for higher quality font choices on platforms can only
make things better!  Regular/Bold/Italic/Bold Italic is an
awfully small cage.

John Daggett
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 00:50:51 GMT

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