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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts-4] [varfont] Supported variation font axes and font features are not discoverable (#520)

From: Jason Pamental via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 21:58:56 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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I think that exposing it in JS and in dev tools is a good way to make a font's capabilities known, though as @svgeesus points out, the font should come with documentation and a sample page that shows it all off, but that's on the font vendor, not the browser. 

As a designer, I would be ok with reliably being able to use browser dev tools or a JS library to figure out what's possible, so I can then make decisions about how I want to use those capabilities. My current workflow tends to be 'get font, drag on to wakamaifondue.com, copy axes and values into my CSS as a set of comments for reference' - rinse, and repeat for every font I encounter. Having a way to do that more natively integrated in a browser or editor (VS Code plugin anyone?) would be really helpful.

(While my comments above are focused on variable font axes, the same would be true for OpenType features)

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