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FPWD of International text layout and typography index

From: r12a <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:53:21 +0000
To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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Today sees some developments related to tracking W3C discussions about 
international typography requirements on the Web, with the publication 
of a First Public Working Draft of the

International text layout and typography index

This document points browser implementers and specification developers 
to information about how to support typographic features of scripts or 
writing systems from around the world, and also points to relevant 
information in specifications, to tests, and to useful articles and 
papers. It is not exhaustive, and will be added to constantly.

We expect CSS specifications to point to this index in future where 
developers need additional information.

One of the new features in this FPWD is the addition of links to a 
github repository which tracks relevant discussion threads. That issue 
list contains pointers to threads of two kinds:

1. requests for information about how a script works

2. threads discussing implementation issues for typographic features in 
specs and browsers.

In the past it has been difficult to keep track of such questions, and 
hopefully this will help.

You can access the 'tracker items' by clicking on a link in the 
typography index (in which case you'll see a prefiltered list specific 
to the section in the document), or you can go directly to the github 
repo at


Here you can filter information by type, by typographic feature, and by 
script. (Please don't raise issues in that list though without checking 
with me, since it's intended to be mostly a tracker, rather than an 
actionable list.)

The i18n WG welcomes suggestions for inclusion in the typography index,
such as  useful, reliable information sources and threads to track.

hope that helps,
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