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Re: [css3-text] script-specific functionality (microtypography)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:08:46 -0700
Message-ID: <4D9E27DE.5060601@inkedblade.net>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 04/07/2011 01:58 PM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> I think this new property could work well with 'word-spacing' and
> 'letter-spacing'. I'm less sure about 'text-justify' -- it seems that
> it provides conflicting instructions on how to justify. For example,
> these are conflicting:
>    word-spacing: 0 0 0;
>    text-justify: inter-word;

This would be rather silly, but what it means is:
   * the first priority of justification is stretching inter-word
     spacing. (But since inter-word spaces are not stretchable,
     nothing happens in this step.)
   * the second priority of justification is stretching spacing
     everywhere else. Since none of the extra space was absorbed
     in the first step, this effectively means letter-spacing
     is used for justification.

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