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CSS3 Text - Edit suggestions

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 19:32:40 -0800
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F9128C97BB@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: <www-style@w3.org>, <w3c-css-wg@w3.org>

I have read through the updated text. Following are comments for some
more edits.

1. For sake of consistency we should put all Unicode values inside of
parenths, e.g. MIDDLE DOT (U+00B7). [especially seen in 7.3]

2. Section 4. Line Breaking (minor editing...grammar)

"For most scripts, in the absence of hyphenation a line break only
occurs at word boundaries. Many writing systems use spaces or
punctuation to explicitly separate words. Normally line break
opportunities can be identified..."

"and often also Korean" - modern orthographic convention with Korean
uses spaces between words. Inclusion here seems to be odd. I don't think
it is often.

3. I would like to have the following sentence removed from the draft.
It is an opinion that I would hope is no longer valid with current work
of the Unicode group. "The CSS Working Group cautions implementers to
consider the information in UAX14 with reservation..."

4. Section 4.2 - Replace "very much up-in-the-air" with "under
discussion". Sounds more professional.

5. Section 4.1 - Grammar fix: "When shaping scripts, such as Arabic, are
allowed to break within words due to 'break-all' or 'break-strict', the
characters must still be shaped as if the word is not broken."

6. Section 4.2 - Grammar fix: "If hyphenation is applied to a shaped
script, such as Arabic, characters must still be shaped as if the word
is not broken/hyphenated."

7. Section 6.2 - Remove "Where do scripts like Tamil fit in?". Tamil and
other similar scripts go under the "clustered" classification.

8. Previous mail indicated "flex points" might be replace by "expansion

9. Section 7. Spacing. I find this section confusing. Can you provide an
example to illustrate the usage?

10. Section 7.2 "UAs must not apply letter-spacing to connected scripts.
Or should they?" should be removed. If an author wants to apply a
property to something shouldn't the UA honor the author's desire if they

11. Section 8.1 - After having some user scenarios provided by some
on-line text processing applications, we might need to reconsider the
ability to have multiple underlines applied, for example. In the case of
a misspelled underlined word we want the underline to remain, with a
different color wavy line for the queue for the misspelling. Might need
some discussion on this at the F2F meeting. We want to be pragmatic, but
not block a common use scenario.

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