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Re: [css3-text] Issues that need i18n help

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:09:32 +0800
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+c2r8eamDbNq+A5sCdVe2_i5XWKmroRzzDzQziTMtbC6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

>
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 7:18 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:
>
>> Issue 4: The 'letter-spacing' property as currently implemented puts
>> space between Arabic letters. Does this make sense? Should there be
>> some other behavior instead (e.g. suppressing letter-spacing)?
>>   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-**text/#letter-spacing<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-text/#letter-spacing>
>>
>> data:text/html;charset=utf-8;**base64,PCFET0NUWVBFIGh0bWw%**
>> 2BDQo8cCBzdHlsZT0ibGV0dGVyLXNw**YWNpbmc6IDFlbSI%**
>> 2B2qnZhduMINmG2YjYtNiq2YbZhiDY**udix2KjbjA%3D%3D
>
>
> I can't think of any publishing use case with Arabic script that would use
> this behavior. Connected glyphs should always remain connected. Even when
> letters are pronounced individually, such as with Muqatta'at (مقطعات‎) ,
> they are still written in connected form.
>
> The only case where I could see permitting letter spacing would be if
> there is an intervening ZERO-WIDTH NON-JOINER (U+200C).
>

That is, something like (in logical order):

BEH ZWJ {ZWNJ|ZWSP|SPACE} ZWJ NOON
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