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Re: [css3-fonts] Minor Comments

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 21:00:45 -0700
Message-ID: <5196FCED.20103@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 05/16/2013 11:29 PM, John Daggett wrote:
> fantasai wrote:
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css3-fonts-20130212/#font-stretch-prop
>> Forgot another comment on this section...
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-fonts/#font-stretch-prop
>>     # The scale is relative, so a face with a font-stretch value
>>     # higher in the list above should never appear wider.
>> I think you mean s/relative/monotonic/
> Nope, that's not what I mean. ;)  It is monotonic but the point is
> that the scale is not absolute, it's up to the type designer to decide
> what's expanded vs. semi-expanded.

Ok, but the explanation of "The scale is relative" (i.e. the "so ..."
clause) is not explaining that at all, it's explaining that the scale
is monotonic. So it sounds like you have two points here:

   * the scale is monotonic within a face, "so a face with a font-stretch
     value higher in the list should never appear wider".
   * the scale is relative to a particular face, so an expanded face in
     one face might be narrower than a semi-expanded face in another

Is that catching your intent?

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