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Better typographic flexibility and resilience, with or without webfonts #2295

thisisdano opened this issue Jan 2, 2018 · 2 comments


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thisisdano commented Jan 2, 2018

This epic addresses the need to build sites that perform and display well regardless of whether webfonts are used or loaded.

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  • Address and correct for metric variations between supported typefaces (how does this affect both font size and line height?)
  • Research the suitability of webfonts for government applications
  • Develop a practical, performant font stack for progressive enhancement
  • Scope typeface-specific styles to a trigger that the font has loaded properly
  • Research whether we should assigning a size to the html element and using rem for font sizing
  • Explore typefaces that expand the system's expressive gamut
@thisisdano thisisdano added the Epic label Jan 2, 2018
@maya maya added this to the 2018 Product roadmap milestone Jan 9, 2018
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This might be helpful in some situations so that x-height of both web fonts and fallback fonts are consistent:

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maya commented Apr 1, 2019

This is done in 2.0.

@maya maya closed this as completed Apr 1, 2019
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