Re: Font license vs. conversion between font formats

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Dave Crossland<> wrote:
> 2009/7/7 Gustavo Ferreira <>:
>> It find it unfortunate that current font architecture doesn't take optical
>> sizes into consideration.
> Yes, current _desktop_ font architectures don't. But the current web
> font architecture is more flexible, I think. That is, inspecting a
> rendered DOM and modifying it with Javascript so that nodes are styled
> with fonts appropriate to their currently rendered size seem a
> possibility. I would hope that CSS4 would provide a clean way to do
> that without JS hackishness.

Strictly speaking, current desktop *font* architectures do support
optical sizes. With a very few exceptions, it's the applications that
don't (or operating systems, if you expect system level support).



Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 02:06:09 UTC