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Re: text-decoration-skip-ink auto should continue past behavior - 30+ years of underline behavior changed by latest CSS draft

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:20:08 -0500
To: OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <163f3bb0221961219d2f50cca5a625da@gtalbot.org>
Le 2018-02-21 12:22, Myles C. Maxfield a écrit :
>> On Feb 21, 2018, at 7:33 AM, OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Underlined text should always have the line over all characters.
> 
> Nope. This is how computers have historically rendered text. However,
> historically, most high-typographic-quality examples which include
> underlines make the underlines skip over the descenders.

Go to:

http://history-computer.com/Internet/Conquering/Mosaic.html

(alternatively go to

http://history-computer.com/Internet/images/MosaicForMac.gif
)

then search for "NCSA Mosaic for Mac" and then search inside the image 
(MosaicForMac.gif) for the words "Subject", "Project", "Special" and 
"Gopher" and you will see that, indeed, the underline was broken, was 
skipping letters j and p.

Gérard
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