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Re: position of baseline relative to em square

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 11:46:43 -0800
Message-Id: <v0422080fb469d86bc20f@[]>
To: www-font@w3.org
At 10:11 AM -0800 11/30/99, Erik van der Poel wrote:

>I'd like some opinions. Do any of you believe that CSS should specify
>that text should be centered in its inline box according to the font's
>em square? Or should it be centered with respect to its bounding box?

My vote's for em square. I think this will more likely produce 
"optically centered" results than bounding box.

www-font regulars: this thread adjoins a discussion in www-style, 
"font-size and accents, again", which has perhaps suffered from lack 
of font-tech smarts. You might wish to review the archives and help 
rescue CSS-2 from certain vagaries.

Todd Fahrner
Received on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 14:46:46 UTC

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