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

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:48:00 -0800
Message-ID: <4D366D00.4060906@tiro.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www-font@w3.org
Thomas Phinney wrote:

> 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.

Indeed. And as Tim Ahrens has demonstrated*, once you have a weight 
axis, one can algorithmically produce width axis masters of reasonable 
quality -- i.e. they will need manual refinement for best results, but 
will get you a good distance to your goal -- quite easily.

* http://remix-tools.com/addaxis/index.htm

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