Re: [css3-fonts] font descriptor default values

Hi John,

> The current draft requires support for looking up individual faces via
> the fullname with Postscript name look optional for those platforms that
> support it.  As Thomas Phinney and others pointed out, the fullname for
> .otf fonts is different across platforms, it's equivalent to the
> Postscript name under Windows but takes the family + style name form
> under Mac OS X (although FontBook actually shows the Postscript name as
> the fullname instead of the fullname in the underlying font data!).

I have to say that I don't like this at all :)

Is the use case for this feature that someone might want to map to a 
font with different attributes? For example, they might want to do this:

@font-face {
     font-family: MySansSerif;
     font-weight: normal;
     font-style: normal;
     src: local("Helvetica-Bold")

and thus map normal MySansSerif to bold Helvetica? Prince can't do this, 
but no one has ever asked for it either.

Best regards,


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Received on Tuesday, 3 March 2009 09:48:27 UTC