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Re: [css3-fonts] ordinals

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:30:21 -0700
Message-ID: <522003BD.1020304@tiro.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
PS. When the <ordn> feature does substitute superscript forms of letters 
other than the Iberian/Italic ª and º, it is distinguished from the 
<sups> feature in substituting only lowercase letters and not numeral 
characters. See, for instance, the MS ClearType Collection fonts. This 
means that it should be possible to apply the <ordn> feature to 
character sequences such as

	2a 8o 12th

and affect substitution only of the letters, leaving the numerals full size.

For this reason, I believe it might be a mistake to put ordinals and 
superscripts in the same property, as the <sups> feature would be 
expected to affect both numerals and letters.

JH.
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