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Re: multiple values for FONT similar to font-family

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:33:42 -0500
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Onur TOPAL <o_topal@yahoo.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150122173342.2bcee792.liam@w3.org>
On Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:11:11 -0800
"Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
[..]
> As Gerard pointed out (in a message that broke threading, which is why
> I'm directly responding again), you probably want to use
> 'font-size-adjust'. 

Unfortunately, one typically wants also to change line length and leading with a different font, and font-size-adjust doesn't help with this.

Long term, this is a similar problem to many others in copyfitting and automatic page layout; the most effective solution found so far in other areas (e.g. financial printing, techn pubs) has been "try tables", and the nearest things to those in CSS are media queries.

How about a media query about an available font? Typically one needs to know also about font variants and language and/or glyph coverage, though.


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