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Re: bidi tests assume undefined letter-spacing behavior

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:22:53 -0800
Message-ID: <4D4B46DD.6020700@inkedblade.net>
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
CC: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
On 01/07/2011 04:24 PM, Arron Eicholz wrote:
> On Friday, January 07, 2011 3:50 PM fantasai wrote:
>>
>> We do, however, require that the space between the letters must be
>> consistent: there is no allowance for varying inter-letter spacing at bidi
>> boundaries. So do we have an implementation that has consistent space
>> between the letters *and* fails the test? Because if not, there's no practical
>> reason for me to split them.
>
> Actually I see no place in the CSS spec where we say that letter spacing
> should be consistent. Granted I think it should be consistent could mean
> you always place it after the character in the text runs current direction.
> Which means the test needs to be altered.

The spec says that 'letter-spacing' specifies the spacing *between characters*.
If 'letter-spacing' is 1em, putting 2em or 0em between two adjacent characters
seems pretty obviously wrong to me.

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 4 February 2011 00:23:30 GMT

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