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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts-4] [varfont] Italic & Oblique benefit from not including a <number>

From: Peter Constable via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:25:48 +0000
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Well, I bet that's a first. Do you know of any platform or app that would synthesize slant at varying angles? Just because it's possible, and probably even fairly easy to do, is it a good thing? I'll bet type designers won't be excited to find there are new ways their fonts can be munged. Perhaps teachers in design programs will end up giving their students warning of one more thing to avoid., and perhaps it could lead to page designers avoiding use of "oblique<num>" altogether. I suppose the argument in favour is that, in a fallback situation, it will be truer to the design intent to synthesize the requested angle than a fixed, arbitrary angle.

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