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Re: [css3-fonts] Behdad's Feedback on CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Editor's Draft 5 April 2010

From: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:34:27 +0100
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <2964B368-8464-4B92-B565-2DC51251F819@jfkew.plus.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
On 13 Aug 2010, at 07:50, John Daggett wrote:

>> Right, synthesizing it by running a transform on individual glyphs
>> would make sense.  You can't do that with CSS transforms, though.
> Er, just watch me! ;)
> Try this in Safari, Chrome, Opera, FF4b2+:
> http://people.mozilla.org/~jdaggett/tests/xtransform.html

And suppose you want to apply "expanded" to individual words within a paragraph text? That looks like being considerably trickier.

I think user agents *should* be allowed (encouraged?) to synthesize font-stretch. That would be a far more straightforward approach, from an author's POV.

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