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[css3-text] CSS3 suggestion for text-underline

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 14:08:04 -0700
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Subject: 	CSS3 suggestion for text-underline
Date: 	Mon, 17 May 2010 15:38:07 +0200
From: 	Johan Dahlfors
To: 	fantasai
>
> I have noticed very incoherent rendering of text-decoration: underline
> between browsers. Some (Chrome, Safari & IE8) render underlines 1px thin
> no matter what font-size the text has, while Firefox and Opera scales
> the underline with font-size.
>
> While this is today of course a vendor-specific issue, I realize that it
> would be great if this could be set through CSS3. When font-face gets
> more adopted and the amount of different fonts used on the web increases
> - there's a risk that the underline rendering will not fit all kinds of
> new fonts made for the web.
>
> Hence it would be great if web designers had accessibility to change the
> layout of the underlines.
>
>
> *The interesting properties would be:*
> 1) underline width in em, px etc.
> 2) distance for underline, from baseline in em, px etc.
> 3) perhaps also color, since there is today a lot of people using the
> border-bottom property instead of text-decoration: underline to change
> color.
>
> *Perhaps something like this in CSS:*
> text-underline-width: 1px;
> text-underline-baseline-distance: 2px; /* depending on the fonts -
> negative values from baseline might also be interesting. */
> text-underline-color: red;
>
> Kind Regards,
> Johan
>
> --
> --
> Johan Dahlfors  Art Director
> HONESTY.
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