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Re: [css-counter-styles] Counting chars instead of symbols in pad

From: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:13:01 +1100
Message-ID: <CAMdq69_KHi1Qc+XknFatHYT36MJL8iEKM0COGyjTnGGXyMFpXA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
> On 18/02/2014 12:57, Xidorn Quan wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The spec says that, the 'pad' counts the number of symbols, not
>> characters. I suggest to change it to counting characters. I have two
>> reasons:
>>
>> 1. It is not very useful to count symbols. There are many styles use
>> multi-character symbols. If people want to build a constant-width
>> style based on such styles with pad, they will find it impossible as
>> pad counts symbols.
>> 2. For some predefined styles, such as the Chinese ideographic styles,
>> it is hard to say how many symbols are there, and explicitly defining
>> the partition is meaningless while increases the burden of
>> implementation.
>>
>> Consequently, I propose changing counting symbols to counting
>> characters for pad.
>
>
> "Character" is unfortunately ambiguous. Would this count Unicode code
> points? Grapheme clusters? Something else?
>
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-text/#grapheme-cluster

Counting grapheme clusters should be reasonable.
Received on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:14:09 UTC

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