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Re: [css3-text] clarifying text-transform:capitalize

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:14:11 -0700
Message-ID: <4F96D153.9070506@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/23/2012 02:49 AM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
>
>>> (b) that the circled letters, being categorized as Symbols rather than Letters, should _not_ be affected by ‘capitalize’
>>> (i.e. the expected result is B2b).
>>
>> I think if we're case-shifting such symbols as all, we should case-shift them
>> and treat them as first-letters for capitalize. But you bring up a good point.
>> Maybe we shouldn't be case-shifting Symbols.
>
> I think they should not be capitalized. Text isn't normally written out
> of circled letters. In some contexts, authors may do it anyway, but we
> can't really guess. It seems to be safer to not do case shifting here,
> but to provide a way for people with special uses to do it their way.
>
> Because of that, we should craft the rules so that this happens only
> due to them not being letters.

Agreed. That's why I filed it as a separate issue. :) It's also a relevant
issue for the uppercase and lowercase transforms: in those cases the word
boundaries are irrelevant.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:28:43 GMT

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