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Re: Inline vertical align - capital-middle

From: Stanimir Stamenkov <s7an10@netscape.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2011 22:16:02 +0300
Message-ID: <4DA0B072.1080205@netscape.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:47:26 +0300, /Stanimir Stamenkov/:

> Has the working group ever considered a value for the
> 'vertical-align' property allowing one to align inline boxes
> centered to the middle of the capital letters in a text line vs. the
> current 'middle' of the small letters?
>
> I find the former more useful than the later, as at certain ratio
> between the font size and the height of the box to align, the box
> may appear hanging below the text - see the attached example. I
> would really like to have the box appear middle "balanced" to the
> text at different font sizes.
>
> The closest I've been able to achieve is 'line-middle' (in the
> attached example) where both the box and the text get aligned to the
> middle of the parent line. I don't like the side effect of the text
> being shifted off its main baseline, however.
>
> Don't you think there's need of additional 'vertical-align' values
> like 'capital-middle' and/or 'line-middle'?
>
> [Attachment: vmiddle.html]

I apologize to anyone having trouble reading the original message 
because of the attachment displaying inline and its styles 
interfering with the main message body.  This one should be o.k.

-- 
Stanimir
Received on Saturday, 9 April 2011 19:16:24 GMT

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