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(unknown charset) Re: Objection to HTMLWG ISSUE-144 Change Proposal #2 (keep u non-conforming)

From: (unknown charset) Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 02:11:58 +0200
To: (unknown charset) Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110407021158648364.a46e19a1@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:59:40 +0200:
> Leif Halvard Silli, Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:41:46 +0200:

> But ... hm ... Performing the Google translation is interesting: the 
> resulting underline, in English, doesn't add meaning. And, I think that 
> indicates that <u> is correct - relatively speaking (because I think 
> punctuation is 'correctest').

The thing about using lower combining underline characters instead is 
that they do not cover the entire width of the character/sign. So when 
a word is written with more than one sign, then - ulike using <u> or 
CSS - it doesn't create the correct effect. So, if it is the case that 
it *should* have been solved as a diacritic, then at least it doesn't 
create the intended result. I got confirmation on this from a 
translator friend.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 7 April 2011 00:12:27 GMT

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