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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts][css-text] Proposed Variable font spacing axis and CSS letter-spacing property

From: Myles C. Maxfield via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:18:37 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-351239319-1513124315-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
If the proposal is for a font to implement letter-spacing itself, that’s not a great idea because browsers have lots of logic to answer the question of “what is a letter?” I’m pretty concerned about every font having to re-encode ICU breaking-iterator logic inside their GPOS tables.

A better solution would be for some way for a font to inform the browser with advice about how to place glyphs in the presence of letter-spacing, but the letter-spacing logic itself remains in the browser.

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