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Re: [css4-text] 'text-autospace' and French guillemets

From: Alexander Savenkov <savenkov@xmlhack.ru>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 12:47:37 +0400
Message-ID: <1363665531.20040806124737@xmlhack.ru>
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> For CSS4, it would be nice if the text module provided keywords for the
> 'text-autospace' property to add a subtle space between guillemets and
> their enclosed text. There's been discussion of this French practice
> and the problems of reproducing it in electronic text. (I'm having 
> trouble finding that thread, but I recall that Karl Dubost was 
> involved.)

> Along similar lines, the text module should accommodate the European
> convention of adding space before exclamation marks and before question
> marks.

Aren't these to be solved with typesetting? I'm not asking to include
a special CSS property to allow thinner space between inline list
items: 1, 2, 3. The space before the exclamation and question is a
matter of typography too.

  Alexander Savenkov                            http://www.xmlhack.ru/
  savenkov@xmlhack.ru             http://www.xmlhack.ru/authors/croll/
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