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Re: [css3-text] script-specific functionality

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 23:06:24 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTin07zk4HfPUSKFJJkL6UaY1bJkD4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2011/4/6 Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>:
[...]
>  - it's unclear what UAs that do not support the script in question
>    should do when encountering these values. While it may be
>    self-evident that UAs ignore 'fullsize-kana' when they don't
>    support/display kana, it's not so clear what should happen when
>    "text-transform: fullwidth" is set. Does 'fullwidth' refer to the
>    U+FF00-FFEF block? Should a UA look for fullwidth characters in
>    the font? Or try to synthesize? How wide is a 'full width' when
>    synthesizing?

fantasai has already replied to this question. However, for the
record, IMHO, *if* such full-width characters were to be synthesized,
they would have to be the same width as a hypothetical typical kanji.
Since a unit for “typical kanji width” does not actually exist, the
closest approximation, the em, will have to be the target width.

-- 
cheers,
-ambrose

my thoughts on HTML5: http://goo.gl/vhv5F + http://goo.gl/leonq
(thanks and no thanks)
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