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Re: Confused with length units em,en, & ex in Margin

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:45:19 +0200 (MET)
Message-Id: <9707231745.ZM27698@grommit.inria.fr>
To: neil@bigpic.com, Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
On Jul 22,  4:39pm, Neil St.Laurent wrote:

> In languages without 'N' and 'M' and 'X' is the value for the
> measurements en,em, and ex supposed to be mapped to something
> appropriate?  Are there any guidelines that you know of?

In all languages, the CSS em unit is equal to the point size of
the type regardless of whether the script contains the letter M or
anything like it.

Ex could be mapped to 0.5em in the absence of any other value.

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