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[css3-fonts] Minor Comments Part II

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 15:44:50 -0700
Message-ID: <51956162.7050502@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-fonts/#font-size-prop
   # This property indicates the desired height of glyphs from the font.

Shouldn't that be "desired size"? Because in vertical typesetting
with proportional or non-square glyphs, it's not necessarily the
height.

   # A <relative-size> keyword is interpreted relative to the table
   # of font sizes and the font size of the parent element.

I'd tighten this up to "and the computed 'font-size' of the parent".

   # A length value specifies an absolute font size (that is independent
   # of the user agent's font table).

s/that is//

   # The following table provides user agent's guideline

This is non-grammatical... more like Engrish.

   # avoid creating font-size resulting in less than 9 pixels

s/pixels/device pixels/ because we have too many pixels in CSS...

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   # The actual value of this property may differ from the computed
   # value due a numerical value on ‘font-size-adjust’ and the
   # unavailability of certain font sizes.

I suspect we want to specify here that the availability of font
sizes doesn't affect layout or unit conversions. (Alternately,
specify that they do.)

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~fantasai
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