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Re: [CSS3 Text] punctuation-trim

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 22:25:29 +1300
Message-ID: <45C84989.4070004@inkedblade.net>
To: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>

Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:
> Why do you want to specify where in the box the glyph is put? Let the
> font designers and font infrastructure take care of the right place
> according to the rules that the experts for each language understand.
> Existing systems (at least Windows and Apple) allow for vertical
> substitution of glyphs in the fonts when writing in vertical layout so
> glyphs are correctly placed automatically. We don't need to specify this
> in our specs. We simply need to allow UAs continue to do the right thing
> as they have done for years.

Paul, there's no question about specifying how punctuation glyphs should
be drawn: that's clearly outside the scope of CSS. What's being discussed
is how the typical placement of punctuation within the glyph box affects
punctuation trimming behavior.

Received on Tuesday, 6 February 2007 09:25:46 UTC

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