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[CSSWG][css-text-3] Status CSS Text Level 3, Open i18n Issues

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:32:42 -0700
To: www-international@w3.org, 'Richard Ishida' <ishida@w3.org>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8825fb48-f399-be7b-e5cb-02860004e9ea@inkedblade.net>
Just wanted to give an update, we're very close to wrapping up the last few 
issues on css-text-3. I'm hoping we can publish a CR soon. (Granted, I've been 
hoping that for a very long time now.)

There's not been many significant changes since November. However, there is 
one major change that concerns i18n: We redrafted the line break 
transformation rules against a list of Unicode Blocks. I think this is 
actually going to give better results than the existing text. However. We do 
need review over the list of affected blocks.

The current draft is here:
   https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-3/#space-discard-set
The two interesting questions we found were wrt enclosed ideographics:
   https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/4992
and certain Wide symbols - counting rods, tai xuan jing, & yi jing hexagrams:
   https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/4993

There's also the original issue, of how to handle "ambiguous" cases like 
quotation marks:
   https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/337
which I've refiled as
   https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/5017

Please comment if you have thoughts on these issues.

~fantasai

On 11/12/19 5:50 PM, fantasai wrote:
> The CSS WG has published an updated Working Draft of the CSS Text Module Level 3:
>      https://www.w3.org/TR/css-text-3/
> 
> This module contains various typesetting properties not related to font
> selection, such as alignment, line breaking, white space collapsing,
> text justification, and other forms of text-level spacing adjustments.
> 
> This is a fairly mature Working Draft (and probably should have been CR 
> already), and there are not that many issues left open [1]. Therefore this is 
> a hopefully-final Call for Review. If you were planning to review the draft 
> from top to bottom, now is the time to schedule that. (The draft has morphed 
> quite a bit in many minor ways since the LCWD in 2013, so if that was your 
> last thorough review of it, and you care about details, another one might be 
> warranted.)
> 
> We would appreciate receiving comments by mid-December so we have a chance of 
> addressing them, preparing a new draft, and transitioning to CR in January. 
> But if you need more time to review, let us know.
> 
> Please review the draft, and send any comments to the www-style mailing
> list, <www-style@w3.org>, prefixed with [css-text] (as I did on this
> message) or (preferably) file them in the GitHub repository at
>    https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues
> 
> [1] 
> https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Acss-text-3 
> 
> 
> For the CSS WG,
> ~fantasai
> 
> 
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