Now that CSS has coordinate transforms and drop shadows, we can
kind of define bold (or superbold
or megabold) and italic (and superitalic)
font renditions in pure CSS, without depending on the font itself!
Obviously not real italics, which implies a different kind of
serifs, but at least oblique italics
(compare aa); but it seems like CSS coordinate
transforms can’t be applied to inline content, at least in
Firefox/Iceweasel. ridiculously italic! So we kind of
need to hack that with an inline-block.
You can also do a bunch of other goofy typographical effects with
the new CSS transform and filter
properties: expanded, condensed,
blurred, inverse video,
and sperren. I’m not sure how to correct the box
widths for the expanded and condensed text.