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Re: [css-fonts][css-text] letter-spacing vs. font-variant-ligatures

From: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:32:13 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKCAbMhrfCfXgYEDHfY0qzMAPZZcnx=CPKGs2RD7KAJH6udoqQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
...
> the element with tracking, depending on whether it ends up having
> text that triggers a ligature, will produce some very unevenly-spaced
> text. E.g.
>
>   fi n d  vs.  f i n d
...

As a point in favor of fantasai's suggestion being the Right Thing,
see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443853 and
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=464168 , in which we
(Gecko) were specifically asked to have 'letter-spacing' override UA
default use of ligatures.

zw
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