W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > January 2003

Re: [RFE] small-caps

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 16:05:41 +0000 (GMT)
To: Sander Tekelenburg <tekelenb@euronet.nl>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0301201602130.13325-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> A recent discussion on <www-html@w3.org> about ABBR led me[*] to believe it
> would be good to add a more explicit explanation of what exactly is meant
> with "small-caps" in the CSS specs, at
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html#propdef-font-variant>.

The first sentence at that part of the spec reads "In a small-caps font,
the glyphs for lowercase letters look similar to the uppercase ones, but
in a smaller size and with slightly different proportions".

The definition of "Font Variant" in section 15.2.1 also says "The font
variant indicates whether the text is to be rendered using the normal
glyphs for lowercase characters or using small-caps glyphs for lowercase

Ian Hickson                                      )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
"meow"                                          /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
http://index.hixie.ch/                         `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
Received on Monday, 20 January 2003 11:05:46 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:27:05 UTC