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Re: When is a first letter not a :first-letter?

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 19:48:39 -0700
Cc: "David Walbert" <dwalbert@learnnc.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <F2679312-1964-4DEB-90FF-952695CAB731@comcast.net>
To: "Ambrose Li" <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
So it doesn't really say anything about dollar signs or numerals?

On Jul 1, 2008, at 11:54 AM, Ambrose Li wrote:

> 2008/6/30 Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>:
>> 2008/6/30 David Walbert <dwalbert@learnnc.org>:
>>> At the same time, I wonder about initial punctuation. If I want a  
>>> drop cap
>>> at the top of a page, but the first sentence starts with a  
>>> quotation,
>>> traditional practice is to remove the initial quotation mark. If I  
>>> don't
>>> remove the punctuation the drop cap would look silly, but I leave  
>>> it in and
>>> CSS does not consider punctuation a "first-letter", then  
>>> presumably there's
>>> no drop cap
>>
>> I distinctly remember I saw somewhere that setting the punctuation
>> alongside the drop cap is (no longer considered ab)normal nowadays.
>> But I don't remember where I saw it. Maybe I could try to locate the
>> reference.
>
> I found my reference; it is "The Elements of Typographic Style" by  
> Robert
> Bringhurst, pp. 64-65, under the discussion of "versals" (drop caps):
>
>  4.1.5 If the text begins with a quotation, include the initial  
> quotation mark.
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