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Re: [CSS3-fonts] Proposal: Allow a font name as value for font-size-adjust

From: Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:27:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4F54CD5B.1080703@gmx.ch>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Am 05.03.2012 15:12 schrieb François REMY:
> How do you want to apply something like that (font-size-adjust: "My
> fancy font") if your computer don't have the My fancy font
> installed/downloaded? This is impossible.

Yes. As I wrote in my suggestion, if the font specified is not known to 
the system, the font-size-adjust property will be ignored.

I am sure it is much easier to teach authors to use a well-supported 
font such as Arial as a reference, than to teach them how to find out 
the appropriate value for the specific aspect ratio of their 
first-choice font.

> -----Message d'origine----- From: Markus Ernst
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 3:04 PM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: [CSS3-fonts] Proposal: Allow a font name as value for
> font-size-adjust
> Hello
> The discussion on "font-size-adjust curiosity", and a discussion in the
> css-d list made me have a look at the font-size-adjust property. I
> suggest to add the possibility to add a font name as a value. The
> x-height of the displayed font would then be adjusted to the x-height of
> the font specified in font-size-adjust (which will usually be one of the
> fonts in font-family):
> body {
> font-family: Calibri, "Lucida Grande", Arial, sans-serif;
> font-size-adjust: Arial;
> }
> Use case (resp. rationale): Web authors are usually not typographical
> experts, most do not even know about a thing such as aspect ratio. In
> order to specify the appropriate numeric value for font-size-adjust as
> specified now, every author needs to look up the correct value for the
> font of first choice. It would be very much easier for them to just
> specify, which font out of the font-family list they consider most
> supported, and thus use as a reference.
> Of course misunderstanding authors might write something like:
> font-family: "My fancy font", Arial, sans-serif;
> font-size-adjust: "My fancy font";
> Unknown fonts in font-size-adjust will have the effect that the
> font-size-adjust statement is ignored, which does not more harm than
> omitting font-size-adjust at all.
> Best Regards
> Markus Ernst
Received on Monday, 5 March 2012 14:28:20 UTC

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