[Bug 3512] Implement font-stretch property

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Bob T. <rdtennent at hotmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #28 from Bob T. <rdtennent at hotmail.com>  2008-03-04 16:19:52 PST ---
This "bug" (really a feature-request) has been around for 9 years.  It's clear
that font-stretching as a *general* mechanism isn't feasible with existing font
rendering technology.  But web designers would be very happy to have a quite
limited feature: being able to specify that a condensed font is to be used. As
comment #23 pointed out, "font-stretch: condensed" will do fine.  But the
browser has to then provide, not an artificially condensed version of a font,
but an actual condensed font such as Helvetica Condensed or Arial Narrow.  The
user could choose the condensed font to be used as the default in the Advanced
Fonts window. This would be extremely useful to web designers and I'd think
quite straightforward to implement.

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