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Re: [css3-fonts] @font-face matching and font-style descriptor

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:48:04 -0700 (PDT)
To: Sergey Malkin <sergeym@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org, www-font <www-font@w3.org>, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
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Sergey Malkin wrote:

> > font-weight-synthetic == auto | none
> > font-style-synthetic == auto | <angle> | none
> If such option is introduced, I see need for three values: allow
> synthetic styles, use specified face without faux style, or fallback
> to another font if simulation is required. Although, threshold at
> which point graphics system is going to use faux bold is not exactly
> specified.

The problem with allowing "fallback to a font family that has real
italics" is that it doesn't work for scripts that typically lack
italics (e.g. Japanese).

For faux bold I think we should define it as representing a 700 weight
font which exists if and only if no weight greater than 500 exists for
a given family.  Combined with weight mapping rules, that will fit
with existing platform API usage (e.g. GDI).

John Daggett
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 18:48:37 UTC

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