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Re: ligature formation across text chunks

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 10:19:37 +1200
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Tavmjong Bah <tavmjong@free.fr>, Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>, "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110519221937.GD8399@wok.mcc.id.au>
Cameron McCormack:
> For letter-spacing, css3-text says:
>   This property specifies the minimum, maximum, and optimal spacing
>   between grapheme clusters.
> and does not mention ligatures.  It sounds like for compatibility with
> CSS text layout we should not disable ligaures with letter-spacing.
> css3-text has a font-kerning property, which is similar to our kerning
> property, but which doesn’t take lengths: it only has values auto,
> normal and none.  Ligature formation is not mentioned in that property’s
> definition, either.

Which is to say: maybe we should reconsider the rule that ligatures
can’t be formed when these properties are used.

Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2011 22:20:11 UTC

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