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Re: [css3-fonts] low-level font features

From: Bram Pitoyo <brampitoyo@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:54:01 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinFlBLpRKfNgbU0BKQMOSu-dCgHk5GzrMwCDsoV@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
> […] low-level access to the "raw" font technology is an important one.
> Adding a mapping of friendly names to tags for use in font-feature-settings
> would tend to blur this distinction […]

> It's better to enable people to use things that are explicitly not standardized --
> like the Unicode PUA -- where necessary than to push them towards the
> ABuse of what is supposed to be standard.

Good point. Like Tal and Jonathan wrote, allowing the use of
unregistered—and therefore unmapped—feature tags will mean that users
will get to implement their own low-level OT features rather than
hacking existing tags to suit their needs.


-Bram
Received on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 16:54:37 UTC

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