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[csswg-drafts] [css-pseudo] Selecting first letter skiping punctuation

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:45:25 +0000
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fantasai has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-pseudo] Selecting first letter skiping punctuation ==
Johannes Odland wrote in https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2017Nov/0024.html :

> Hi
> According to Selectors Level 3 the ::first-letter includes punctuation that precedes the first character. The example specifically shows a dropped cap with an opening quotation mark.
> Although there are no hard and fast rules for initial caps, it is a common typographical practice to style the punctuation different than the letter itself. The punctuation can hang in the margin, and be styled in the same font and font-size as the body text so that the initial letter is flush with other initial letters that does not have punctuation. 
> In Norwegian typography it is considered bad practice not to leave the letter itself flush with the other letters.
> http://theworldsgreatestbook.com/book-design-part-6/
> http://www.typografi.org/dropcaps/initialer.html
> http://www.typografi.org/dropcaps/assets/lite-sitattegn_714.jpg
> As the spec is now it is hard to achieve good drop caps. 
> Should there be a way to select the initial-punctuation also?

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2040 using your GitHub account
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