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Re: [css3 fonts] font-specific features

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 18:35:11 +0200
Message-ID: <151813707.20100919183511@w3.org>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Friday, September 17, 2010, 9:47:22 PM, Sylvain wrote:

SG> This is not directly related but allow me to use the opportunity
SG> to ask the same dumb question I asked at Typecon: how do authors
SG> find out about the features available in a font and the correct
SG> integer values to use ?

They read the ample documentation that comes with the font. No? Ok well then they use trial and error. Or load it into a font editor and look.

Yes, this is way harder to figure out than it needs to be.

SG> Next question for the Web Fonts WG is: would an enumeration of
SG> the features available in a font be a valuable use of the WOFF
SG> metadata block ? I suspect it would make the latter far more
SG> valuable to authors and thus add incentives for browser/tool
SG> vendors to display its content.

Interesting idea.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Sunday, 19 September 2010 16:35:47 UTC

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