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[css3-text] Hanging punctuation for Roman (was script-specific functionality

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 01:20:57 -0400
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0AB3D55A94@MAILR001.mail.lan>
I keep getting messages saying hanging punctuation on the end-edge (right for LTR) is used in Latin scripts, and then other people saying it's incorrect and it should be removed. Currently I take the later as that's what Wikipedia's picture[1] indicates, but the feature is still there for East Asian typography.

I tried In Design but it doesn't seem to support Roman type hanging punctuation. As far as I tried, it allows East Asian type hanging punctuation only. It does support optical margin alignment though.

Does In Design support this? If so, can you tell me how?


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_punctuation

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Stearns [mailto:stearns@adobe.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 2:00 PM
To: Koji Ishii; Håkon Wium Lie; www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [css3-text] script-specific functionality

On 4/7/11 8:51 PM, "Koji Ishii" <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp> wrote:

>> About the 'hanging-puctuation' property:
>>  - it seems that an ending quote cannot hang?
> Correct. See the picture at Wikipedia:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_punctuation
> If you have use case for an ending quote to hang, I'd be happy to know.

This may be the case for CJK, but in Roman type hanging punctuation can include quote marks and other punctuation at the ends of lines. The spec at the moment says that "at most one punctuation character may hang," but there are many examples of a quote ending in a period or comma where both period and end quote are hung outside the right edge.


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