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

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:55:10 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=mxQhVvDYk3rC25M2J7tpnatS0ht2=QyuLA+2F@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, MasaFuji <masa@fuji.email.ne.jp>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
2011/1/18 John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>:
> 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):

Yes, I do know it was not entirely correct, that's why I said "generally".

But in any case let's consider only Chinese, on typical personal
computers. If we are talking about the web, we need to be realistic
about what kind of fonts a typical user has. I would bet that for
Chinese, a typical web site visitor would have the system-provided
fonts (no width variations, no weight variations) and *nothing else*.


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switching and is causing many typing mistakes so it is very annoying
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