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[csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] letter-spacing & kerning (#3816)

From: prjnt via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:08:18 +0000
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prjnt has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-text-3] letter-spacing & kerning ==
Part of commit caf1e4747f2bd906bb9f671af8c463b28b97deda to the editors' draft of css-text-3 (https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-3/#letter-spacing-property) is to say that letter-spacing is applied after kerning.  What is the intent of this addition?  Kerning should ideally depend on the applied letter-spacing: e.g. the best kerning of nj (conjoin, injure) is influenced by the tail more for loose than tight tracking.

I suggest saying that letter-spacing is applied "in addition to" rather than "after" kerning.

(Granted, this is only a problem for any user agent that synthesizes kerning, and I do not offhand know of any that currently do.  The objection doesn't directly apply to variable fonts, because they aren't affected by the letter-spacing property, though cf. https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2102 .)

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/3816 using your GitHub account
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