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Re: @font-face and slow downloading

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:52:44 -0800 (PST)
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: Yuzo Fujishima <yuzo@google.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <695435376.11944.1295319164062.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
David Singer wrote:

> what I meant by 'as similar as possible' was not precise matching, but
> roughly 'gee if your custom font is monospace, at least choose a
> monospace font with about the same advance/font-size ratio as the
> fallback, and if your custom is condensed, try to find a condensed face
> as the fallback, and so on, so that text lays out roughly in the overall
> same-ish amount of space'.  Obviously matching all the metrics,
> line-breaks, word positioning etc. would mean, as you say, you've almost
> got the same font, so why bother with the custom one?

As long as that's authoring advice and not user-agent behavior you're
talking about, I think it would be fine to include a discussion in the
spec.

Regards,

John
Received on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:53:47 GMT

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