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Re: '%%' unit (plus 'en' unit)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 17:11:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0405091710520.31866@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 9 May 2004, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>
> On May 8, 2004, at 11:51 PM, Sean M. Hall AKA Dante wrote:
>> I propose an 'en' unit. 1en = the width of an 'n' character in that
>> element's font type. If CSS has an em unit it should logically also
>> have an en unit.
>
> You're thinking of the 'ex' unit.

'ex' is the _height_ of an 'n' (or any other lowercase letter), not the
_width_ of an 'n'.

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