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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-rhythm-1] Avoiding accidental double spacing

From: Koji Ishii via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 17:17:58 +0000
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> Some general questions: Is CSS-Rhythm intended mainly for CJK text?

This is designed for CJK use case, and I heard several people saying Latin feels this is not useful, so we removed the Latin feature in January.

I don't have good info how other scripts than Latin/CJK would like it. As far as I tried to ping at i18n WG, I didn't hear back any, and word processors have similar features enabled only for CJK versions. From these, my assumption atm is this is CJK-only feature, but hard to deny scripts that we have not reached yet.

> And, if so, is font fallback a problem in CJK? (It may be the case that most fonts' characters lie within the same-sized em box)

I don't have data how common it is, but it's not rare to have Latin font as primary:
```
font-family: Times, win-cjk-font, mac-cjk-font, serif;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 1.8;
```

I think the primary case for CJK is about having consistent height across different font metrics (such as platform/version/user installed fonts differences), but fallback is also a case to cover.

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