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[css3-fonts] new WD for CSS Fonts

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:59:44 +0100
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <201103241859.45015.bert@w3.org>
The CSS WG updated the Working Draft of CSS Fonts. The new version is 


The new features compared to the previous draft are mostly related to 
handling of low-level font capabilities: if a font contains alternative 
versions for some glyphs, it is now possible to select those. Examples 
are different kinds of digits (lining, old-style), swash characters, and 
variants for different languages.

For OpenType only there is a special interface to enable arbitrary 
features, beyond those for which CSS defines keywords.

Other changes include a new property to turn kerning off, and another to 
turn synthesis of fake bold fonts off.

The status of this draft is that it seems to have more or less all 
required features, but the syntax details of some of them are still 
being investigated.

The CSS WG is requesting feedback. Please, send all comments to this 
mailing list <www-style@w3.org> and please help us by starting the 
subject of the e-mail message with the short name of the draft in square 
brackets, i.e.: [css3-fonts]

For the CSS WG,
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