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Re: [css3-writing-modes] text-combine-horizontal and half-width numerals

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:43:05 -0800
Message-ID: <5126CD29.6090406@inkedblade.net>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 02/21/2013 05:30 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> [fantasai:]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:09 PM
>> To: www-style@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: [css3-writing-modes] text-combine-horizontal and half-width
>> numerals
>>
>> On 02/20/2013 05:49 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
>>> When combining two digits into a 1em box, using half-width numerals
>> seems preferred.
>>> If the current font family does not have glyphs for half-width digits,
>>> should the UA fall back to the next family in the list?
>>
>> No, it should just place them (if they seem to fit: in most proportional
>> fonts they do) or scale them.
>>
> Can you elaborate on why you think this is preferable?

Because switching typefaces is a sort of last resort. We don't do this
when any other font feature is missing, why would we do it here?

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:43:33 GMT

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