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Re: [css3-fonts] @font-face font-family names used in other @font-face rules

From: Adam Prescott <adam@aprescott.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:05:20 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+OJs9SUKACOVCGayApkDnbHk5qNKDTrdmw9m_dzmfQZb_3V2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 5 March 2013 02:34, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> I also think you're missing a key point about local(), it refers to a
> *single* face, not a font family (e.g. "Helvetica", "Helvetica Bold",
> "Helvetica Italic", etc.).  Whatever you propose you need to sketch it
> out for a font family, not just a single face.

I realise that. :) I never assumed any changes to the way @font-face
works, other than to allow composing even without a src property in
one rule, but where the value of font-family matches. I don't think
what I'm suggesting would affect fonts vs font families.

The feature request to Google (and all other third-party hosts)
wouldn't just be to support unicode-range, though, would it? I still
wouldn't be able to reference one web font when defining another in a
@font-face rule, so there'd still be no way to override. The only way
is when my overriding @font-face can have a src value.
Received on Tuesday, 5 March 2013 22:06:13 UTC

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