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Re: [css3-font] Extension of font-stretch property

From: Philippe Wittenbergh <ph.wittenbergh@l-c-n.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:30:01 +0900
Cc: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, MasaFuji <masa@fuji.email.ne.jp>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
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Daggett wrote:

> Ambrose Li wrote:
> 
>> I am not so sure that the original question was even talking
>> about artificially condensing and expanding fonts. But
>> supposing that it was, maybe we should at least be aware that
>> real condensed and expanded fonts generally do not even exist
>> in the CJK world, and the only way we can achieve any variation
>> in width at all is artificially.
> 
> This is not entirely correct.  While families that include a
> mixture of widths generally don't exist, newspapers in Japan
> often use a slightly expanded (i.e. non-square em-box) face
> such as the one below:
> 
>  Mainichi Mincho (Morisawa):
>  http://www.morisawa.co.jp/font/fontlist/details/fontfamily038.html?s=87

There also are condensed Japanese fonts on the market, such as this one:
http://www.typeproject.com/product/axis_condensed/specimen_ul.html
(that is or has been used by Apple)

Philippe
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