Re: [css3-font] Extension of font-stretch property

Ambrose Li wrote:

> I am not so sure that the original question was even talking
> about artificially condensing and expanding fonts. But
> supposing that it was, maybe we should at least be aware that
> real condensed and expanded fonts generally do not even exist
> in the CJK world, and the only way we can achieve any variation
> in width at all is artificially.

This is not entirely correct.  While families that include a
mixture of widths generally don't exist, newspapers in Japan
often use a slightly expanded (i.e. non-square em-box) face
such as the one below:

  Mainichi Mincho (Morisawa):

John Daggett

Received on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:17:53 UTC