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Re: [css3-fonts] Variants (Ligatures, Capitalization, Digits)

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 11:41:03 -0800
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C99D17CF.39F2%stearns@adobe.com>
On 3/9/11 9:02 AM, "Christoph Päper" <christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:

> * Section 6.5 Ligatures
> 
> ³nums² matches ³caps², so why not ³ligs²? :)
> 
> People will probably want to use
> 
>   font-variant-ligatures: none;
> 
> and
> 
>   font-variant-ligatures: all;
> 
> For defaults specified by the font Œauto¹ seems more natural than Œnormal¹,
> but the latter is usually used for shorthand resets.
> 
> I have said before
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Mar/0049.html> that I don¹t
> think the current design of this feature is sound and we should rather use
> something user-friendly like
> 
>   font-variant-ligatures: all | additional | common | none | auto/normal
> 
> and leave users with special needs with Œfont-feature-setting¹.

If we do go with a cumulative model like this, I'd suggest "minimal" rather
than "none" to avoid the appearance of being able to turn off required
ligatures.

Alan 
Received on Wednesday, 9 March 2011 21:12:08 GMT

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