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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-inline] should `initial-letter` be plural? (#862)

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Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:42:46 +0000
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The CSS Working Group just discussed ``should `initial-letter` be plural?``, and agreed to the following:

* `RESOLVED: Rename initial-letters to initial-letter`

<details><summary>The full IRC log of that discussion</summary>
&lt;heycam> Topic: should `initial-letter` be plural?<br>
&lt;heycam> https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/862<br>
&lt;heycam> github: https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/862<br>
&lt;heycam> jensimmons: originally this property was defined as initial-letter, then debated that it should be plural, since it can apply to more than the first "letter"<br>
&lt;heycam> ... could apply to a group of letters, include punctuation<br>
&lt;heycam> ... we went down a road of whether this is the right name<br>
&lt;heycam> ... don't seem to come up with a better name<br>
&lt;heycam> ... but we did resolve to switch to initial-letters a while ago, I think July 2018<br>
&lt;heycam> ... then we've lived with that, writing spec and syntax using the plural version<br>
&lt;heycam> ... we're discussing today whether to go back to the singular<br>
&lt;heycam> ... for me, I wrote here in a comment that it's confusing<br>
&lt;heycam> ... first-letters will trip up authors<br>
&lt;heycam> ... I've not come up with a better name for initial-letter.  as I've lived with it being plural, I've hated it. would like to revert it<br>
&lt;heycam> florian: ideally we'd have a verb of some kind, but can't come up with the right one<br>
&lt;heycam> ... the pluralization doesn't really help with anything<br>
&lt;heycam> ... I agree it would trip up people<br>
&lt;heycam> Rossen_: there's a linked issue with some better naming option discussion<br>
&lt;heycam> ... opening with "should it be drop-cap, initial-cap, ..."<br>
&lt;heycam> florian: that discussion didn't make any progress<br>
&lt;heycam> ... I agree we should revert to initial-letter<br>
&lt;fantasai> s/florian/fantasai/<br>
&lt;faceless2_> +1 to reverting this.<br>
&lt;heycam> Rossen_: not hearing other opposing opinions<br>
&lt;heycam> AmeliaBR: what's the state of implementations?<br>
&lt;heycam> myles: we support it without the s<br>
&lt;heycam> faceless2_: we have an s but we can drop it<br>
&lt;heycam> RESOLVED: Rename initial-letters to initial-letter<br>

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