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Re: <font-face font-size="">

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 23:57:38 +0200
Message-ID: <1329565759.20090512235738@w3.org>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
CC: public-svg-wg@w3.org
On Monday, May 11, 2009, 8:12:54 AM, Cameron wrote:

CM> The font-size="" attribute is on the <font-face> element in SVG 1.1, but
CM> not in SVG Tiny 1.2.  Was this a deliberate omission?  (A number of
CM> other descriptor attributes aren’t in 1.2T, but these are all because
CM> 1.2T can’t do vertical text.)

I recall that it was.

Originally this had two uses: one for raster fonts (which come at a particular pixel size) and one for optically scaled fonts (whetre different geometry is used at different rendering sizes). 

Neither are in widespread use currently.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Technical Director, Interaction Domain
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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