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Re: [CSS21][css3-namespace][css3-page][css3-selectors][css3-content] Unicode Normalization

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:17:29 +1100
Message-ID: <4987A939.9070108@vicnet.net.au>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
fantasai wrote:

> Here's another wrench to throw into the cogwork: what if I serve up
> text where each combining character is wrapped in a <span>?

ummm, haven't tried that, but even without normalisation issues, may 
cause display issues.

suspect the font rendering system/text layout in the browser would 
break, just a guess would need to test. At the very least a developer or 
graphic designer would need to take a lot of care about cascade affects 
wrt font declarations ;) but then care is needed with any font 
declaration involving combining diacritics.

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