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Re: [1.2T-LC] i18n comment 9: Geometric middle of the text string

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:27:53 +0900
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To: ishida@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org

I think that 'geometric' may be enough to make it clear that this
is about coordinates rather than about characters.

However, there is some danger that this is confused with
the geometric mean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_mean).

I think that the text should therefore be changed to speak about
an average of coordinates, not a "geometric middle".

Regards,   Martin.


At 04:44 08/10/11, ishida@w3.org wrote:
>
>Comment from the i18n review of:
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-SVGMobile12-20080915/
>
>Comment 9
>At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0810-svg-tiny/
>Editorial/substantive: E
>Tracked by: RI
>
>Location in reviewed document:
>10.8.1 [http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/text.html#TextAlignmentProperties]
>
>Comment: 
>"middle The rendered characters are aligned such that the geometric middle 
>of the text string is at the current text position."
>
> 
>It could be made clearer that this refers to the geometric middle of the 
>resulting rendered text, rather than the text string, since 'text string' 
>commonly refers to the characters in memory. This behaviour has to take 
>into account combining characters, conjunct forms, and character widths in 
>the rendered text.
>
> 


#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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