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Re: [css-text] Arabic letters connecting between elements with display: inline

From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 09:39:52 -0700
Message-ID: <5384BFD8.5000404@ix.netcom.com>
To: Matitiahu Allouche <matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com>, 'Behdad Esfahbod' <behdad@behdad.org>, 'fantasai' <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
CC: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
On 5/27/2014 5:27 AM, Matitiahu Allouche wrote:
> Asmus Freytag wrote:
> " I can see why an expectation that color (or underlining) should not affect shaping is both reasonable and useful.
> ...
> For generalized font and style breaks, I think it would be enough to recommend that these are not intended to break shaping runs.
> ...
> How would you handle the lam-alif ligature, if it had a font or style break between the two letters?"
>
> I will add that even a color change, which appears to us as reasonable and useful, is not so easy to realize when done between  lam and alif.
>
> --
> Shalom (Regards),  Mati
>
>
>
I think that adding any markup between lam and alif should break the 
ligature - likewise, I would not expect any optional ligatures to work 
if markup is inserted.

In that sense, ligatures bind more tightly than cursive connectedness, 
which should survive (although perhaps degraded in the case of what I 
called "generalized font and style breaks" other than color and 
underlining, etc. where the actual font, weight and size is the same on 
both ends.

A./
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