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[css21] 5.12.2 The :first-letter pseudo-element (the Dutch "ij")

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 23:35:14 +0200
Message-ID: <41436F92.1020600@annevankesteren.nl>
To: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

 From the specification[1]:

# Some languages may have specific rules about how to treat certain
# letter combinations. In Dutch, for example, if the letter combination
# "ij" appears at the beginning of a word, both letters should be
# considered within the :first-letter pseudo-element.

Robbert Broersma just told me that there are two Unicode characters 
defined for the "Dutch ij", a uppercase and lowercase variant.

They are: \u0132 and \u0133. See also Bugzilla Bug 92176[2].

I was wondering if this note is still needed, since "certain letter 
combinations" apparently have Unicode equivalents. (At least, the "Dutch 
ij" has.)


[1]<http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/CR-CSS21-20040225/selector.html#first-letter>
[2]<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92176>


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