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Re: font-weight, font-style problems

From: Vincent Quint <quint@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:12:43 +0200
Message-Id: <199907131712.TAA10809@lifou.inrialpes.fr>
To: "Houghton,Andrew" <houghtoa@oclc.org>
cc: "'Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr'" <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>, "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
Houghton,Andrew wrote:

> If <U> is depreciated then how does one underline?

With CSS.

> If CSS1 allows
> text-decoration:underline; then the font dialog box should allow bold and
> underline since that is the same as CSS1
> font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;

The new Characters dialog box allows bold and underline (and italic, and
font family, and size...)

> Even thought <U> has been
> depreciated that doesn't mean you cannot underline.


> In CSS1 underline,
> overline, blink and line-through are exclusive,

In the Amaya Characters dialog box they are also exclusive
(well, blink is not yet available)

> IMHO that's a deficiency
> with CSS1 however, in the font dialog box I should be allowed to choose a
> font-family, font-style, font-variant, font-weight, font-size along with any
> text-decoration value.

The next release of Amaya will allow you to do so, except that font-variant
is not yet implemented.

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