CSS3 Fonts discussion at Typecon 2010

August 20th, 2010 by John Daggett

This week I spoke at Typecon in Los Angeles, a large gathering of folks interested in type. I did a presentation on new features in the CSS3 Fonts spec. Three hours were allotted so there was plenty of time for discussion during the session. I went over the details of font selection, the mechanics of the @font-face rule, and described the proposed new font-variant subproperties for supporting OpenType font features.

Below are the slides from the presentation.

CSS3 Fonts Typecon 2010 slides

Dave Crossland wrote up a nice summary mixed with commentary on his blog.

Thanks to John Hudson and Christopher Slye for coordinating the session.

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  2. Jim B Says:

    I tried opening the PDF but get this:

    Cannot extract the embedded font ‘RTSLMY+Whitney-MediumItalic’. Some
    characters may not display or print correctly.

    Since it appears most of the text is in that font, most of the document is a string of dots that mark where each glyph was to have been. This happens both in acrobat pro 7 and acrobat reader 9.