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

From: Mark Otaris via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 19:03:20 +0000
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Ideally there would have been an axis for optical size used only in print, and a separate axis for document size or typographical role used on screens and in print.

Since standardizing a new axis and changing browsers and already-released San Francisco is unlikely to happen, the opsz axis is probably going to remain about document size or typographical role on the web (and non-web graphical interfaces). The question is then whether the opsz axis should also be about document size or typographical role in print, which means giving up on optical size entirely (and making the name of the axis a lie), or should be about optical size in print, which means different fonts are needed for web and print.

In both cases, numerical values in font-optical-sizing are useful. What the opsz axis means in print hardly seems within the purview of the CSS Fonts module.

Or am I wrong and is it worth trying to get an approximation of optical size on the web anyway?

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