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Re: [css3 fonts] font-specific features

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:05:17 -0700 (PDT)
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1292017743.626440.1285038317411.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
Sylvain Galineau wrote:

> This is not directly related but allow me to use the opportunity to
> ask the same dumb question I asked at Typecon: how do authors find
> out about the features available in a font and the correct integer
> values to use ?
> Next question for the Web Fonts WG is: would an enumeration of the
> features available in a font be a valuable use of the WOFF metadata
> block ? I suspect it would make the latter far more valuable to
> authors and thus add incentives for browser/tool vendors to display
> its content.

I think this is something to be included with font documentation.  For
example, HF&J clearly documents the stylistic sets supported by some
of their fonts:


I think it would make perfect sense for font vendors to include
example @font-feature-values rules with their font documentation, that
would simplify things for authors.

I don't really see the need to get down to this level of specificity
within a WOFF file which already contains links to a font vendor's
site if provided.

John Daggett
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 03:05:52 UTC

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