How we built it


Space separated CSS value keywords for activating OpenType features related to small-caps, all-small-caps, etc. Using the CSS keywords for feature selection is at candidate recommendation status in the CSS Fonts Module level 3 and is the spec recommended way to activate common features. Signals from content developers and font foundries indicate that the CSS font-variant-* value keywords are easier to work with and less cryptic than font-feature settings.



Established standard

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 52
  • Chrome for Android release 52
  • Android WebView release 52
  • Opera release 39
  • Opera for Android release 39

Consensus & Standardization


Last updated on 2016-05-16