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Re: [css-text] Arabic letters connecting between elements with display: inline

From: Lina Kemmel <LKEMMEL@il.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:54:30 +0200
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
Cc: "Amir E. Aharoni" <amir.aharoni@mail.huji.ac.il>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@google.com>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, jfkthame@gmail.com, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, Simon Montagu <smontagu@mozilla.com>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF266DFF45.81ED3BC9-ONC2257C88.003A8EE9-C2257C88.003BF7F2@il.ibm.com>
>>> I don't think padding / margins should be relevant at all. 
 Letter-spacing
>>> doesn't disable Arabic shaping.  Why should any other space do?
>>
>> Because padding and margin are used to separate logically separate 
pieces of
>> text. As for letter-spacing, wouldn't it be a lot more useful if it 
joined the
>> letters with a longer line (tatweel-like), not leaving a space between 
them?

I think those are used to separate visually, not logically.
Why should positive paddings / margins be treated differently from 
negative or
zero-width ones?

BTW anyway, same rules should apply to Hebrew final letters preceded by 
paddings / margins.

Regards,
Lina
Received on Sunday, 23 February 2014 10:55:31 UTC

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