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Re: [css3-text] 'First letter' delimitation

From: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 06:24:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4CB3E2F0.4060902@smontagu.org>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>, style <www-style@w3.org>, wwwintl <www-international@w3.org>, intlcore <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, indic <public-i18n-indic@w3.org>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
On 10/11/2010 06:12 PM, John Hudson wrote:
>> Knowledge about digraphs should be communicated implicitly by the
>> @lang attribute, and appropriately handled by the browser in its
>> "grapheme cluster" grouping.
> In theory, yes. I'm concerned that in practice there are going to be
> lots of holes in the knowledge of particular language needs in software,
> especially for minority languages. I'm thinking that it might be
> worthwhile to define a syntax by which a web author could explicitly
> delimit a 'first letter'.

I share your concern, but do we need an explicit syntax? A web author 
can always use <span> and style it the same as first-letter.
Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 04:24:59 UTC

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