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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 16:54:07 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae771001061354m654eabebl965a4be25a6bcf7@mail.gmail.com>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2010/1/6 Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>:
> There should have been and be some mechanism that prevents attempts to render
> fonts in sizes that can't get the job done. That might mean either resorting
> to bitmaps or some nearest neighbor type mechanism to translate an em or %
> request for a (CJK) font into a size that can work for the viewer.
> That some CJK fonts only work right at certain sizes not an excuse to use px
> for sizing before such time as all users can set the size of a px to meet
> their legibility and usability requirements.

You are missing the point. The fact that CJK fonts *used to* only work
at certain sizes is *precisely* because they were bitmaps. Therefore
if you are proposing using bitmaps to fudge things, then you *must*
allow px sizes.

Received on Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:54:40 UTC

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