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Re: [CSS21] 3 editorial modifications in § 15.5 Small-caps: the 'font-variant' property

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:47:25 +0100
Message-ID: <4F01994D.20903@moonhenge.net>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>, Public W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On 12/10/2011 17:39, Chris Lilley wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 2:42:46 AM, Gérard wrote:
>
> GT>  "
> GT>  It is acceptable (but not required) in CSS 2.1 if the small-caps font is a
> GT>  created by taking a normal font and replacing the lower case letters by
> GT>  scaled uppercase characters.
> GT>  "
> GT>  section 15.5 Small-caps: the 'font-variant' property
> GT>  http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#small-caps
>
> GT>  I propose to
>
> (two good changes, omitted)
>
> GT>  3- change "letters" to "characters": I don't see why the sentence
> GT>  unexpectedly mentions letters and then characters.
>
> Both letters and characters are incorrect here. Firstly, one can't scale a character but one can scale a glyph. Secondly, it could be misread as an actual substitution of characters (which would show up in the DOM).

> "
> It is acceptable (but not required) in CSS 2.1 if the small-caps font is
> created by taking a normal font and replacing the lowercase glyphs by
> scaled uppercase glyphs.
> "

Chris, I've filed this issue (replace "letters"/"characters" with 
"glyphs" at https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15383

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Monday, 2 January 2012 11:47:56 GMT

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