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Re: Suggestion to add "spacing between sentences" to CSS3 Line WD

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 01:00:52 +0000 (GMT)
To: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0212170100030.17087-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Shelby Moore wrote:
>> Basically, in modern fonts, the period and space are sized so that
>> they cause the right amount of space to occur between sentences. (I
>> find even monospace fonts aree adequate in this respect now,
>> actually.) So the entire problem has already been solved -- by font
>> designers. We don't need to solve it in CSS. :-)
> NO because the screen does not have enough resolution (yet).

Well, mine does. :-)

> Also because it is not the font designer's preference that should take
> priority of the user's preference.  That is why we have CSS style for
> things such as vertical alignments, etc..

The user picks the font.

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