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[css4-text] 'text-autospace' and French guillemets

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 01:10:07 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <07627AC8-E780-11D8-AD43-000502CB1B77@stickdog.com>

For CSS4, it would be nice if the text module provided keywords for the 
'text-autospace' property to add a subtle space between guillemets and 
their enclosed text. There's been discussion of this French practice 
and the problems of reproducing it in electronic text. (I'm having 
trouble finding that thread, but I recall that Karl Dubost was 

Along similar lines, the text module should accommodate the European 
convention of adding space before exclamation marks and before question 

Etan Wexler.
Received on Friday, 6 August 2004 04:12:24 UTC

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