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Re: [css-fonts] comments from SVG WG on 11 July 2013 css-fonts-3 LCWD

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:27:06 -0700 (PDT)
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1983499209.4624663.1377221226640.JavaMail.zimbra@mozilla.com>

Hi Cameron,

> 1. The SVG WG would like to have tests for the new features in
> css-fonts-3 (new font-variant values for example). Assuming they are
> currently using HTML, we would like to convert existing CSS tests to
> SVG. Could you provide us with a pointer to the CSS test files for
> these new features?

Tests for the CSS3 Fonts module are kept here:

Mozilla recently landed support for the 'font-variant-xxx'
properties. These are preffed off in release builds but on by default
in nightly builds. We have a large set of reftests for these, along
with parsing tests for the new @rule's, @font-face and
@font-feature-values.  During the period before PR we will be working
to convert these over to the test format used for CSS and contribute
them to the CSS3 Fonts test suite.  The work needed to convert these
to SVG tests should be relatively trivial.

> 2. There have been a number of proposals for new OpenType tables to
> support colored and more graphically complex glyphs. Some of these
> proposals have a palette feature, where either (a) the document
> author can select from a number of pre-defined palettes in the font
> file, or (b) the document author can supply their own set of colors
> as a palette to use. Perhaps this does not need to be solved in
> css-fonts-3, but a later level, but please have this on your radar.

I would agree, features related to the SVG-in-OpenType are out of
scope for CSS3 Fonts but definitely worth considering for Level 4 of
the Fonts spec or within other specs produced by the CSS WG, in
conjunction with those writing the SVG-in-OpenType specification.

> 3. Overall, the SVG WG is pleased with the specification and have no
> other comments.


Do these responses answer your questions/issues?


John Daggett
Received on Friday, 23 August 2013 01:27:36 UTC

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