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Re: Whitespace, punctuation and :first-letter

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:52:49 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTimpyP_GxQ+A9=p0Y8-v38AZ9q-kCa5d3Ja3K9h2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 6 October 2010 19:23, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2010, at 9:16 PM, Ambrose LI wrote:
>> I suppose a trivial typographically valid use case would be an opening
>> quotation mark in French. When French guillemets are used, the opening
>> guillemet should always be followed by a space before the real first
>> letter appears.
> A non-breaking space, according to wikipedia.

Theoretically, you are correct. But in practice, most people just
won't bother, and they will just use a normal space on web pages. Even
on web pages of professional graphic design associations you see
normal spaces after the opening guillemet and before the closing
guillemet. So, from a practical viewpoint, the use case stands.

Received on Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:53:16 UTC

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