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RE: What's an em (was RE: Units, font sizing, and zoom suggestion for CSS 3)

From: Karlsson Kent - keka <keka@im.se>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 19:14:15 +0100
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To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: "'www-font@w3.org'" <www-font@w3.org>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: erik@netscape.com [mailto:erik@netscape.com]
...
> Karlsson Kent - keka wrote:
> > 
> > So Erik, please revive your proposal (and, originally, my) to define
> > an em the same way in CSS as it is in TeX (which does pick 
> it up from
> > not only historical but also modern typography).
> 
> The proposal was definitely originally yours. I supported it for a
> while, but I got tired swimming against the current.

The current may have been strong, but amongst it I haven't found
*any* good reason for diverging from the other, still very highly
viable, digital typesetting system (for authors that typeset their
own documents).  

		Kind regards
		/kent k
Received on Monday, 31 January 2000 13:14:43 GMT

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