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Re: [css-fonts] proposal needed for synthesizing oblique fonts in vertical text

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 00:14:15 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-style@w3.org
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Chris Lilley wrote:

> Are there any fonts with non-synthesized (i.e, designed) obliquing
> for Japanese glyphs and do these conform to example 3? In other
> words, is that the desired result?

In general use, no.  The "Meiryo Italic" face ships as part of a
TrueType collection format and it only contains Latin italics, all
kana and kanji are the shared, non-obliqued glyphs from the default
face.

With means that the CSS below will display with non-obliqued Japanese
glyphs with obliqued Latin glyphs in vertical text runs:

  font: italic 100% Meiryo;

Fonts for publishing often support the 'ital' OpenType feature which
effectively allows the same sort of control. With 'ital' enabled
italic Latin glyphs are used but there's no effect on the glyphs used
for kana or kanji.  Examples are the Hiragino and Kozuka families.

Regards,

John Daggett
Received on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 07:14:56 UTC

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