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Re: [CSS3 Text] Tibetan Emphasis marks

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:11:21 +0200
Message-Id: <E807E96C-4A4E-4D9A-BE8F-7F40ECAD0DD3@crissov.de>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
To: www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>

Paul Nelson (ATC):
> It would be easy enough to add support for this to CSS3 'text- 
> emphasis' property by adding something the following values (not  
> intuitive names and prone to typographic errors):
> nyizla - uses the Tibetan mark U+0F35 as the emphasis mark
> sgorrtags - uses the Tibetan mark U+0F37 as the emphasis mark

I'd like to see these unified with English words that would also  
describe emphasis marks for other (Asian) scripts. U+0F37, at least,  
looks close enough to a 'circle'.

Is |text-emphasis|, by the way, suitable for Latin-script poems,  
songs and prayers, which may feature similar marks?

> The use of these marks for other than Tibetan text would need to be  
> undefined to preclude people doing "creative" things with this  
> property.

Creativity /can/ be a good thing, even in typography. A language like  
CSS should not raise artificial boundaries.
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2007 18:11:38 UTC

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