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Re: [css3-text] text-transform: uppercase; and cpsp OpenType Feature

From: Eric Muller <emuller@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:47:54 -0700
Message-ID: <4E67CA6A.1020300@adobe.com>
To: <www-font@w3.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On 9/7/2011 12:24 AM, John Daggett wrote:
> I think that *if* we want to support this feature it would be better 
> to support it using an extra value for font-variant-caps. 

+1.

Text transformations, and in particular case conversion, can be 
non-trivial. Case conversion is fairly straightforward in English, but 
it is not in French, for example (there are at least three different 
orthotypographic traditions, one of which seems to involve semantic 
decisions). Tying something like spacing in all caps, which is a purely 
graphical problem, to case conversion would be a big mistake, IMHO.

Eric.
Received on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 19:48:25 GMT

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