Re: [i18n-activity] Meaning of 'glyph area descendant'

Glyph area definition became:

>     A type of inline area defined by [XSL-FO 1.1], Glyph-areas, ยง4.6.2. In this specification, a glyph area is associated with one or more content characters and one or more glyphs from a particular font, where it is these glyphs that are rendered when presenting the glyph area. A spacing glyph area is a glyph area that is associated with at least one spacing glyph, i.e., a glyph that has non-zero advance (width or height). A non-spacing glyph area is a glyph area that is not a spacing glyph area, i.e., consists wholly of non-spacing glyphs.

and glyph area descendant:

>   A glyph area that is a descendant area of some other area implied by the context of use. For example, a descendant area of an inline area I that is a glyph area is a glyph area descendant of I.

Reading it again, this still doesn't make a lot of sense to me, and i think that glyphs are irrelevant here - characters are, ie. definition should refer to grapheme clusters or CSS typographic units.  Not likely to change now though, especially as this is the result of a great deal of discussion.

Close, i suppose.

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