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Re: [css-fonts] local() definition missing

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:01:49 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <56F58B1D.30506@w3.org>


On 16/03/25 19:40, Myles C. Maxfield wrote:
> It reads to me that font-face-name does not include the “local()”. It seems that we should modify the syntax to be [ <url> [format(<string> #)]? | local(<font-face-name>) ] #

local() is included, but in the spec text as an option on 
font-face-name, rather than in the syntax definition. It is a bit of an 
odd way to do it.

   When authors would prefer to use a locally available copy of a given 
font and download it if it's not, local() can be used. The 
locally-installed <font-face-name> argument to local() is a 
format-specific string that uniquely identifies a single font face 
within a larger family. The syntax for a <font-face-name> is a unique 
font face name enclosed by "local(" and ")". The name can optionally be 
enclosed in quotes. If unquoted, the unquoted font family name 
processing conventions apply; the name must be a sequence of identifiers 
separated by whitespace which is converted to a string by joining the 
identifiers together separated by a single space.

https://www.w3.org/TR/css-fonts-3/#font-face-name-value

I agree that having it explicitly in the syntax definition would be clearer.

>
> —Myles
>
>> On Mar 23, 2016, at 12:37 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>>
>> # src:	[ <url> [format(<string> #)]? | <font-face-name> ] #
>> # ...
>> # The locally-installed <font-face-name> argument to local() is
>> # a format-specific string that uniquely identifies a single
>> # font face within a larger family.
>> # ...
>> # src: local(Gentium),    /* use locally available Gentium */
>> #      url(Gentium.woff); /* otherwise, download it */
>>
>> So, is <font-face-name> representing local() or the argument to it?
>> Because there seems to be some inconsistency here. :)
>>
>> ~fantasai
>>
>

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Chris Lilley
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Technical Director, W3C Interaction Domain
Received on Friday, 25 March 2016 19:02:05 UTC

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