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Re: Illuminated letters in CSS?

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:22:04 -0000
Message-ID: <20001121112204.25330.qmail@phoenix.futurequest.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
You wrote:
> Is there a future plan to add Illuminated letters? It could use 
> the :first-letter CSS-2 pseudo-element. 

For such a thing to be implementable, it would have to be defined - 
illuminated letters are really a matter of font design, and not really 
suited to a CSS property in the way that a text filter is. So there's 
really no chance of illuminated letters ever in CSS.

Of course if you just meant drop caps:

-------- 
   |     he article with   
   |     the drop cap.
   |
   |

then you can do them already (see an example here: 
http://www.richinstyle.com), although, sadly, not with any degree of 
certainty as to result [1] (this is something that needs work, and if 
you have any suggestions as to how to make this work, they would be 
very welcome).

[1] thread starts here http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2000Feb/0072.html

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