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Re: Letter spacing in Indic scripts

From: Pravin Satpute <psatpute@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:31:07 +0530
Message-ID: <52A5A2F3.90805@redhat.com>
To: Prashant Verma <vermaprashant1@gmail.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-indic@w3.org, schandra@mit.gov.in, Swaran Lata <slata@mit.gov.in>, MAHESH KULKARNI <mdk@cdac.in>
On ?????? 07 ??????? 2013 03:11 ?.??., Prashant Verma wrote:
> Dear Richard,
>
> Indic scripts do letter spacing. They are sometimes used in posters
> and word puzzle in newspaper/magazines,  etc. We have tested letter
> spacing property in some of the Indian languages on various browsers.
> The test results of Hindi are available at
> *http://w3cindia.in/word_pdf/test-report-for-hindi.pdf*   in
> horizontal spacing section. Letter spacing does well in Mozilla and at
> some browsers conjuncts character are broken. The expected result is
> also shown in the document.
>

Hi Prashant,

   Thanks and appreciate your efforts for creating these test cases, it
helped to get better picture.

   Using  "Build 2013-03-10 on Windows XP professional (Service Pack 3)"
for testing looks covering only minimal part and bit outdated . I will
recommend to use latest version of OS (Windows 8) and if possible cover
more platform Linux (Fedora, RHEL) and Mac OS. I got this feedback from
community so thought better to share with you all. 

Best Regards,
Pravin Satpute


 
>
>
> regards,
>
>
> Prashant Verma
>
> W3C India
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:25 PM, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org
> <mailto:ishida@w3.org>> wrote:
>
>     Dear Indic layout taskforce,
>
>     CSS3 Text defines a letter-spacing property at
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/css-text-3/#letter-spacing-property
>
>     I have two questions on behalf of the i18n WG:
>
>     [1] do indic scripts do letter-spacing?
>
>     [2] if they do, what happens for scripts with a bar, such as
>     Devanagari? Is the bar continuous or broken?
>
>     I suppose another question would be whether there are any other
>     idiosynchrasies involved for indic scripts, such as unequal
>     spacing, etc.
>
>     The CSS3 Text spec is at the end of the Last Call period, so the
>     spec authors would appreciate a quick response on this.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Richard
>
>
>
>
>
> -- 
>
> Prashant Verma I  Sr. Software Engineer
> W3C India
> New Delhi
> Cell : +91-8800521042
> Website : http://www.w3cindia.in
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