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

From: Daniel Glazman <danielglazman@easyconnect.fr>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 11:07:51 +0200
Message-ID: <41173EE7.8040503@easyconnect.fr>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>

fantasai wrote:

>>> Exactly, what space is put between the text and the quote marks in
>>> France?
>> I don't know. Some person at the French Academy probably knows. 
>> (Contact information is at 
>> <http://www.academie-francaise.fr/contact/index.html>.)

I don't think so. The relevant people for such questions work at
L'Imprimerie Nationale.

I do recommend having this book in your personal library:

    Lexique des Règles Typographiques en usage à l'Imprimerie Nationale
    ISBN : 2743304820

The kind of books you need to have when you work on CSS...

> It's a French thin space, which is, IIRC, of a slightly different size than
> the Unicode thin space. 1/5 or 1/6 of an em, I forget which.

I think it's supposed to be a "demi-cadratin", I'll check tonight in my books
(I don't have them here with me) and will let you know.

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