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Re: Baselines (was RE: Units, font sizing, and zoom suggestion for CSS 3)

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 21:39:34 -0800
Message-ID: <389BB796.1229D2DD@netscape.com>
To: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Bert Bos wrote:
> Or do you know a better way than to use 'baseline-identifier'?

So far, the fonts I've used have all had baselines near the bottoms of
the glyphs. I don't have any experience with fonts with a central or
high baseline, so I don't know whether we need a new property for this
in CSS.

All fonts have a baseline. I'm wondering whether we ever need to align
multiple fonts along different baselines "to make it look good". If you
mix, say, Japanese and English, aligning both of them on the same
baseline seems to look quite good, so it may not be necessary to adjust

There may be situations (e.g. high-res printing, fonts with central or
high baselines) where baseline adjustment is a matter of course. It
would be interesting to hear from people with actual experience in this

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