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Re: Proposal: text-vertical-position property

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:03:07 +0000
Message-ID: <4798D2DB.2050904@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ben Cotterell <ben.cotterell@antplc.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Ben Cotterell wrote:

> But the biggest practical problem is going to be getting the information
> out of the font. Fonts just don't tell you things like the heights of
> capital as opposed to lowercase letters.

Is that really true ?  Can one not interrogate
most common font formats and ask for the
bounding box for a given glyph ?  If one did
that for the set (A-Z) and compared it to
the set for (a-z), would one not then have
a basis for comparison ?  Of course, for
languages which require diacritics, one
would need to ask the same questions for
characters with a maximal diacritic stack,
such as Vietnamese "ể".

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