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Re: [flex-units] unit abbreviations and the flex()

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:14:22 -0700
Cc: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <BE4E75DD-FF4E-45A7-B38F-B6787CFE4BFF@gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>

On Jun 2, 2010, at 7:53 PM, fantasai wrote:

> On 05/26/2010 08:06 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>> Referring to http://www.xanthir.com/:wih document.
>> 
>> I don't think that 'fl' is particularly good name for flex units.
>> One of the reasons is that character 'l' is very close to either 'I' or
>> '1' in most of fonts in use for development.
>> 
>> I think that something like 1fx is better.
> 
> The WG at one point also considered 'fr' for this use case.
> I think that may have found its way into some drafts already.
> I'm happy with any of the three.

What does the "r" stand for?

I agree with Andrew that "fl" is hard to read. To my rapidly aging eyes it just looks like two fence posts, unless I reach for the reading glasses.

How about "fu" for "flex units"? It has the added benefit of being kind of funny.
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