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Re: Font Metrics concerns

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:14:07 -0500
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "public-houdini@w3.org" <public-houdini@w3.org>, Bram Stein <stein@adobe.com>
Message-ID: <20150218011407.47b51f2e.liam@w3.org>
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:39:00 +0000 Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:

> As I recall the discussion that led to this section, it was thought that
> consistent drop cap sizing across paragraphs was more important than
> getting the cap height alignment to match. So the height of the drop cap
> does only depend on line-height and actual font metrics.

Right - this is because drop cap size can be used to indicate hierarchy in a publication, and so you need the base sizes (i.e. *not* including diacriticals, superscripts, quote marks or other fleas) to match properly.


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