Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 17:33:35 +0100 (MET) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_J=2E_D=FCrst?= <email@example.com> To: Peter Flynn <firstname.lastname@example.org> cc: email@example.com In-Reply-To: <199709291351.OAA04596@imbolc.ucc.ie> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970929173048.361x-100000@enoshima> Subject: Re: implementation of FIRST-LETTER - possible problem On 29 Sep 1997, Peter Flynn wrote: > Chris Croome writes: > > 1) When the first paragraph is a quote, e.g. "In my > experience, browser support for CSS is..." In this case BOTH > the " and the first letter should be counted at the > FIRST-LETTER. Will this be the case? > > See my articles on dropped caps under the banner of _Typographers' > Inn_ in several successive issues of _TeX and TUG News_ (1:3, 1:4, > 2:1, 2:2, 2:4, see ). I don't know whether this is described there, but frequently, some two-letter combinations are dropped, the same two-letter combinations that remain in abbreviations. For examlpe, Thomas is usually abbreviated Th., and so both the T and the h would be dropped. In July I saw a manuscript in a museum in Budapest that had each first letter painted in red instead of dropped. As far as I can remember, that happened for each paragraph. Could such a thing be done in CSS? Regards, Martin.