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New test for review: White space and ideographic text

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 14:52:57 +0100
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(To help me explore concepts related to CSS3 Text Module) I have put together some tests to see how white space is handled in relation to ideographic text, based on assumptions in CSS 2.1.  Please send any comments before I add them formally to the site.



Preliminary results and conclusions can be found at


One specific question I have: should I make assumptions in the tests themselves. ie. one of the tests currently says: "Displayed text should be a single line with no spaces after the character 行."  An alternative approach, especially given that we are making some assumptions here because the CSS2.1 spec is not very specific, is to just say "Is there a single line? Is there a space before the character 行."  The end results page would be the same, since we express our assumptions there.

I plan to follow this up with a couple of tests related to Thai script, and maybe one with kana characters.


Richard Ishida

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