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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-inline] Consistent vertical positioning of large and medium-sized text across OSs

From: Tobi Reif via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:28:09 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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@dauwhe wrote:
> I don't have access to Windows, so it's hard for me to test.

Trying to reproduce the issue is a great first step! I use https://crossbrowsertesting.com/ - it's a great service for testing websites on many different device/OS/browser combinations. (I can not imagine doing web development without such a service - or a huge local device lab.)

> It's hard to discuss this without understanding what's being done differently in different browsers. Are line layout rules from CSS 2.1 actually being violated? Is this only a problem with certain unusual font metrics? 

I'm a web developer. The issue has been bugging me for years - I coded elaborate workarounds, and I hope that there will be a real solution for the future.

I submitted the issue description including exact pixel measurements of the cross-OS difference of one case, provided three test pages, eight screenshots, and links to three browser issue reports. I should (and have to) leave the rest - including further investigations and including the solution - to the CSS WG and to the browser vendors.

> Is this only a problem with certain unusual font metrics?

I need consistent glyph positioning across OSs, browsers, and devices - no matter whether the font and it's metrics can be considered unusual or not 😀

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