Re: Line spacing (was Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0)

Martin J. Duerst (mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch)
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 12:57:00 +0200 (MET DST)


Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 12:57:00 +0200 (MET DST)
From: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
cc: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Line spacing (was Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0)
In-Reply-To: <199707130600.XAA28829@italy.it.earthlink.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970714125431.245E-100000@enoshima>

On Sat, 12 Jul 1997, David Perrell wrote:

> I think we should be trying to eliminate the distinction between images
> and characters. A character IS an image. By the time it hits the
> display, it might as well be a GIF with a transparent background.

NO! Characters are not images. You may not be aware of it, but
there is some processing done between characters (as they are
encoded) and glyphs (as they appear on screen or paper). In
Arabic or in Indic scripts, this processing is quite important.

Regards,	Martin.