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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: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:46:29 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-279964225-1487151988-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@frivoal, I just posted a summary of our discussion last week here: 
https://github.com/w3c/alreq/issues/86#issuecomment-279963613

> We discussed underline/overline methods on the 7 February 2017 
weekly meeting.
> 
> Here's a summary:
> 
> 1) Existing practices (meaning almost any handwriting, lithography, 
movable type, and traditional word processors) puts underline/overline
 below/above all glyph parts (letter parts and diacritics). Therefore,
 this is a desired behavior.
> 
> 2) We will keep looking for other practices and will document when 
we have good evidence.
> 
> 3) Based on the samples collected, looks like implementations need 
to find a better way of calculating a position for underline/overline 
based on font data. Most probably, it will use ascend and descend 
values for the positioning.
> 
> 4) In any case, if the underline/overline collides with ink, the 
prefferred default behavior would be to skip the ink.
> 
> 5) When skipping ink, it's also preferred to make sure the 
underline/overline drawing does NOT form a short pieces, which could 
be easily mistaken with dots or diacratics. To prevent this, the 
drawing can be skipped for parts with a short width.

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