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William Adams <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 27 Nov 2006 07:25:39 -0500
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On Nov 27, 2006, at 4:23 AM, Will Robertson wrote:

> This is a good taxonomy, but I'm not convinced (any more) that a  
> fixed scheme is necessary these days. Take fontspec, for example --  
> it's certainly not perfect, but what features does it lack by not  
> having a rigid structure for font definitions?


The big gain, I think, would be the ability to set up doing  
contextual shifts in weight or width once (as part of the selection  
scheme) and then have it ``just work''.

Similarly, wouldn't having something more formal up-front make for  
better document portability, or at least make it easier to re-work a  
document from using one font to another?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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