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[csswg-drafts] [css-fonts-4] [varfont] Allow font-variation-settings to use named values from STAT table

From: Rob McKaughan via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:02:17 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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robmck-ms has just created a new issue for 

== [css-fonts-4] [varfont] Allow font-variation-settings to use named 
values from STAT table ==
The font-variation-settings property enables web designers to directly
 address instances of a variable font by numeric value. E.g. 
"font-variation-settings: 'FNCY' 9000". The difficulty is: for 
nonstandard axes (e.g. those created by the font designer), there's no
 way to know what numeric value to use for a given use. Font designers
 would have to post instructions with the font, and designers will 
need to remember or look them up.

The STAT table in an OpenType variable font gives font designers a way
 to name points along an axis. It would be nice if user-agents could 
use the information from that table to allow named values for axes. 
E.g. "font-variation-settings: 'FNCY' 'Super Fancy'" or 
"font-variation-settings: 'FNCY' 'boring'".

Please view or discuss this issue at 
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/539 using your GitHub 
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