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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-decor] Add auto value for text-decoration-skip:

From: Behnam Esfahbod via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:08:33 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-277100108-1486073312-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
IMHO, the skip-ink feature may look nice to someone not familiar with 
the script, but it's definitely a creation for the script, and 
although it may looks very fancy, it's not based on existing practices
 and could be a totally different concept from what is already known 
as underline, which is to draw a line below the letters.

In Arabic script, letters don't "sit" on a "baseline" (and then 
underline drawn under the baseline), but letters fill-in a space, a 
band, and the underline (overline) goes below (above) that space/band.
 So, "underline" does NOT strikethrough every single dot or (to put it
 in Latin-script definitions) hanging letters, or skip-ink at them. 
The position of the underline should be fixed, instead, to have 
minimum collision.

There's plenty of evidence of this behavior in manuscripts, 
lithography, and movable type. We are addressing this 
definition/behavior in ALReq.

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