Re: .screenfonts

On 17 Jul 2009, at 11:35, Gustavo Ferreira wrote:

> I find it highly desirable to have some sort of standard mechanism  
> to deal with different design sizes of a same typeface.

I don't think new standards or formats are needed in order to achieve  

It seems to me that the optical-size support available in OpenType  
families (via the 'size' feature) already provides a mechanism to do  
what you are asking for. All that's lacking is (a) widespread support  
of this in software, beyond a few high-end DTP packages; and (b)  
widespread support in typeface packages; it is available in a number  
of "Pro" families but is far from commonplace. Of course, raising  
interest in either of these aspects may be somewhat dependent on  
seeing progress in the other. :)


Received on Friday, 17 July 2009 16:57:29 UTC