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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] Proposal to extend CSS font-optical-sizing (#4430)

From: John Hudson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:22:30 +0000
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I'd be quite happy with a unit based on 1/3 of a physical point at a viewing distance approximately 16 inches. It is easily translatable to the mental scale of type with which designers are already familiar, while introducing useful concepts of distance and optics.

Most of this discussion has been around how to address what browsers are already doing with the existing scale, which is tied up with existing platform legacies around treatment of points and pixels. Moving to a different, scale unit for opsz is attractive, but means all those browsers and platforms would need to rethink and recode how they make use of the axis. Personally, I think they probably should, but is there any willingness?

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