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I18N-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter [css-inline]

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:15:57 +0000
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I18N-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter [css-inline]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/406

Raised by: Richard Ishida
On product: css-inline

2.2. Selecting Initial Letters
http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-css-inline-3-20141218/#selecting-drop-initials

Editorial, since first-letter is specified in the Selectors spec. 

"Initial letters are typically a single letter, which can be selected by the ::first-letter pseudo-element"

This (a) makes it sound as if ::first-letter only supports single characters, (b) may be thought to imply that ::first-letter should be used rather than initial-letter when only a single character is involved.

I suggest you break the sentence and add some additional text, such as 

"Initial letters are typically a single letter, although they may include punctuation or a sequence of characters which are perceived by a user to be a single typographic unit.  

"::first-letter pseudo-element, as defined in [SELECT], can be used to select initial letters. Authors who need more control..."
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