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Re: [css3-text] proposed value for text-align: no-justify

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 19:48:36 +0200
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Belov, Charles:
> [text-align: justify] has been identified as an accessibility issue.
> "… Avoiding text that is fully justified (…) in a way that causes poor spacing between words or characters …"

The traditional solution is hyphenation and a common recommendation is to not justify text if you cannot do hyphenation. For that reason, UAs should be allowed to interpret ‘justify’ as ‘start’ (or ‘inherit’?) if they do not support automatic hyphenation. (None of the popular ones would do so, though.)
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