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

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:02:09 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTim+OqHrSG7NU_fy-pwEOsZ40=46866XEg=Jn3_4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, MasaFuji <masa@fuji.email.ne.jp>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www-font@w3.org
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:

> But is this realistic? Perhaps with Latin, but with CJK? Maybe with
> J/K, but I cannot see how this can be realistic with C, especially TC.
> Right now we can't even count on having a true italic (e.g., kai
> style) font on a random user's system. Nor count on having more than a
> single "light" weight for serif and a single "medium" weight for
> sans-serif. Why would we assume that things will not only get better,
> but so much better (and ubiquitous) that we can assume we have fonts
> that are designed with interpolated width and weight in mind?
> Just my personal opinion.

My understanding is that because CJK fonts have so many glyphs, for
 typefaces with multiple weights, use of axis-based technologies in
designing the typefaces is just as common as it is for western fonts,
perhaps more so.



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