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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-ui] Actual caret caret-shape (#4402)

From: Christoph Päper via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:11:10 +0000
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> Do you have examples of interactive user interfaces that are using these marks, 

Unfortunately, I do not. I am pretty sure I have seen a _caret below_ in a boot loader CLI a while ago, but I cannot find or remember it exactly. 

Since, unlike an I-beam or vertical bar, an arrowhead caret would usually not need to blink, it could perhaps be a useful feature to improve accessibility.

> or complaints about the inability to use them?

- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8408041/customizing-text-cursor-in-contenteditable-element
- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7339333/styling-text-input-caret
- https://www.codeproject.com/articles/633935/customizing-the-caret-of-a-wpf-textbox
- https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/menurc/using-carets (allows custom bitmaps)

While researching this a bit, I also came across the issue of slanting carets and selection edges to match the angle of slanted or italic font variants.

- https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/37743/slanted-cursorbackground-for-italic-text

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