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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] Support for OTF 1.8+ variable fonts

From: litherum via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:29:00 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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My previous comment about maxima is incorrect.

https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec180/fvar.htm lists that 
weight "Values must be in the range 1 to 1000." I think this is a 
problem in the OpenType spec since super-duper-heavy fonts should be 
allowed (but this is not the right forum to discuss that).

However, regarding percentages, my comment about the typographic 
community still stands. In addition, since a weight of 1000 has no 
semantic meaning other than "the largest value the OpenType spec 
supports," it seems reasonable that this threshold may be increased or
 even eliminated in the future. Similarly, one of the most important 
tenants of the Web is that it is not beholden to any single vendor, so
 adopting this maximum directly from OpenType would be unfortunate 
(and because other font formats may not have such a maximum).

Would you mind if I retitled this issue to mark it as regarding 
percentages in font-weight, font-stretch, and font-style?

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