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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts-4] local() and variation fonts

From: litherum via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:40:04 +0000
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The concept of variation discovery is explicitly not covered in this 
spec. Currently, there is no way of web content knowing which axes a 
font supports. This might come later, but for now, it is out of scope.

A UA which is concerned with fingerprinting may wish to ignore 
user-installed fonts for the purposes of font selection. Such a UA 
would not have the problem of "the user installed a broken version of 
font X and now my webpage looks broken."

Either way, solving this problem would best be done in another effort,
 as it (at its core) isn't directly related to variation fonts.

Relatedly, there is currently no way to do this with OpenType 
features. If/when support is added in the future, it should be added 
for both technologies.

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